Wish Granted Again: Tel-Tron Foundation to Offer Grant Benefiting a Senior Living Community in Need

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Last year, Tel-Tron became the first company in the life-safety technology industry to award a brand new emergency call system to a not-for-profit senior living community. This year, history will happen again.

"Receiving the grant was truly a godsend" - Melissa Gilreath - previous grant recipient.

Emergency call systems are a critical part of daily operations for any senior living community. They empower seniors to feel safe and independent, and give families peace of mind. Tel-Tron recognizes that not every community can afford the latest emergency call technology. This is where The Tel-Tron Foundation steps in. The philanthropic arm of Tel-Tron, the foundation awards an extraordinary grant to one outstanding low-income, not-for-profit senior housing community in need. The recipient community will be provided a brand-new emergency call system, including consultation, components, installation, and real-time management reporting.

For the deserving senior living community of Pablo Hamlet, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, last year's grant meant that the potentially life-saving technology was finally within reach. In the words of Melissa Gilreath, the Executive Director of the Elderly Housing Management Corporation, the gift was heaven sent. “We were overjoyed to learn we received the grant for a brand new wireless system which will help our seniors remain safe in their homes. Everyone at Tel-Tron who had anything to do with the installation was extremely accommodating and helpful, and we are thrilled to now have a modern, up-to-date system in place through the generosity of Tel-Tron. Receiving the grant was truly a godsend and we greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness of Tel-Tron in providing the grant process for those in need."

Nominations are now being accepted from community employees, neighboring communities, residents, family members, community residential boards, and anyone else who knows of a deserving community. To qualify, the community must be a United States 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a tribe/tribally designated housing entity with a stated mission of providing housing to low-income seniors.

The grant will be awarded to a selected community in need that demonstrates the importance of bringing housing and services together in a safe and caring environment to meet the needs of lower-income elderly.

Grant applications must be received by 5pm ET on December 15, 2013.

To nominate a community visit http://www.tel-tron.com/about/foundation/.

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