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Mission Statement

We support area neighbors 60 and over to continue living independently in the home of their choice through community volunteerism throughout Benton County.

Neighbors helping neighbors is what Foley Area CARE is all about. Seniors can benefit by living independently in the home of their choice as long as possible, with help of the services our program provides. Foley Area CARE takes the burden off family members faced with senior challenges.

Exercise!

Foley Area CARE Exercise

Feel more energetic, increase your agility, have some fun while exercising at the Foley Area CARE chair exercise class, held at Dewey Place Apartments in Foley every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 until approximately 2:20.  This class is open to all community members and there is no fee for this class.

 

Foley Area CARE Program Services

The Program provides services to people age 60 and older who reside in Benton County. Our services include:

  • Rides
  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Yardwork
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Friendly Phone Calls
  • Handyman Services
  • Health and Safety Education
  • Supplemental Food Programs
  • Physical Fitness Programs
  • Social Events
  • Respite Care

Click here to request a service for your loved one

Our Program Tax Form 990 is available to review at the Foley Area CARE office.

  • Physical Fitness Program
    Physical Fitness Program

Dewey Place

I feel a lot different. I have more energy and I’m not so sore or stiff. It even did my head good, I think!

CARE Volunteer

It’s heartwarming to give back to the people who gave so much. We ought to give back for all that people have done. Volunteering is one way to do it without costing an arm and a leg.

Arlene DeZeller

Why do I volunteer? It seems like such as easy question until you have to put it into words. Sometimes there are no words to describe the sense of fulfillment you get when you realize you have just helped someone or just given them the feeling they matter. It’s a great feeling to help put a smile on someone’s face, that maybe hasn’t had anything to smile about for a while. Also I’m not getting any younger; I hope there will be someone there to do the same for me. Volunteering is a great way to energize your spirit!

Sharon Kipka

Thank you for your wonderful work at the Pork Chop Dinner. It was a marvelous way to bring our community together to support the continued dignity of the elderly. Good food, good company, and good cause. Thank you for making a positive difference.

CARE Client

We wouldn’t have a CARE program if we didn’t have volunteers. We need funding, but we also need volunteers. There’s a whole bunch of caring people out there.

Paige LaDueHenry

I’m thinking all you folks at FAC need to give yourselves a great big… ATTA-People!!! atta-girls, atta-boys… You’re all doing so much good in the world. Bright Blessings!

Dewey Place Fitness

I can’t do exercise any other place or at home, so I like it in the community room. It’s more fun in a group.

Dennis Clark

I just want to thank Foley Area CARE and Catholic Charities for offering the living with chronic pain seminar. It really helped me in two days. First it gave me understanding on how to live with chronic pain, and secondly, it showed me that I am really lucky compared to others in the seminar. Thank you for working together to help our community.

Carol Pou

Thank you so much for getting a driver for me. I would have been lost without your aid.

Carol Brunn

When I started volunteering for seniors my goals was to help seniors stay in their homes as long as they wanted to & were able to do so. I thought if we could help them with a few services they no longer could perform they could stay at home & be healthier & happier! I soon found out I was getting more than I was giving. When I visit & talk with seniors they are always thankful for the services I do for them & are appreciative of me just listening & talking to them. They teach me compassion, acceptance & love for others. Seeing Christ’s love in their eyes makes my life much fuller. I go away with a lighter heart & a love for them I can’t describe!

CARE Volunteer

A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.

Butch & Carol Bukowski

Dear Members of Foley Area CARE Program,

We were so impressed with everything you do for the seniors of the area. Also with all the volunteers. We enjoyed the luncheon for much delicious.

Dewey Place Fitness

I joined the exercise group because I was feeling sluggish and wasn’t getting anywhere. It has enlightened my life drastically. There are wonderful ladies, some I knew, some I befriended. We even take our instructor out to eat with us!

Evelyn Scheper

Until you know you can’t do things for yourself you don’t appreciate all the thing you girls do. All you are super people.

CARE Volunteer

Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!

CARE Client

I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.

CARE Volunteer

More people need to get involved. If you can’t be a driver, get involved with other fundraisers or activities. It takes all kinds of people.

Violet Moeller

Thank you to everyone who helps to keep CARE going for us seniors.

CARE Client

I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.

Jen Lamont, Outreach Specialist, Tri-CAP

My experience partnering with Foley Area CARE has been a positive one. Foley Area CARE was easy to work with and helpful while working together to reach the energy assistance needs of mutual clients. I look forward to continuing the partnership in reaching those who could use our assistance.