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Community Cooperative Announces Partnership with FGCU in New Senior Care Partner Program

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 3, 2023) – Community Cooperative, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting seniors and vulnerable populations, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in their innovative Senior Care Partner Program.

The Senior Care Partner Program, a 16-week program teaches how to evaluate a client’s requirements and create a care plan that keeps them in their homes instead of forcing them into assisted living or nursing homes. Students will do this by utilizing technology, community-based services, and clinical services. As well as providing knowledge of how to lead interdisciplinary teams and interact with families and clients in an efficient manner.

“The knowledge gained from taking this class provides more tools for my toolbox that will assist me when helping our clients on a daily basis since each client has their own unique situation, some good and some not so great” says Doug Hutchison, Community Cooperative’s Meals on Wheel Client Advocate.

Meals on Wheels is a vital program in which we provide nutritious meals and essential support to homebound seniors and individuals in need throughout southwest Florida. By teaming up with FGCU, Community Cooperative aims to enhance the quality of life and well-being of seniors by offering a range of tailored services and resources, all under the guidance of FGCU’s renowned experts in the field of senior care.

About Community Cooperative

Since 1984, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in southwest Florida while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education, and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity.

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