GOSHEN – For three decades, a dedicated committee of volunteers along with staff from the Greencroft Communities Foundation, have met regularly to plan the Thelma A. Schrock Homestead Golf Outing. This September marks the 30th year for this event and while some of the volunteers and staff have changed over the years, the commitment and dedication to support families with loved ones who have memory loss has not wavered.
This year’s event will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, at Elcona Country Club in Bristol. The morning flight tees off at 8:15 a.m. and the afternoon flight begins at 1:15 p.m.
The golf outing raises funds for the Thelma A. Schrock Homestead, located on the Greencroft Goshen campus. The Homestead provides part-time or full-time activities, care, and companionship five days per week in a home-like setting for up to 12 adults at a time. Greencroft Goshen provides this program for those who are unable to stay at home alone because of memory loss or other illnesses. This “day family” experience aims to increase mental function, maintain independence, and enhance the self-esteem of clients. It also provides a significant break for caregivers by offering respite and an opportunity to take care of their own responsibilities and interests.
Proceeds from the golf outing supplement the cost of day-to-day operations and provide scholarships for those who need help covering the hourly fee. No person needing this type of care will be turned away due to an inability to pay, thanks to the generosity of the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers who participate in the golf outing. In addition to underwriting the operations of the Homestead, accumulated proceeds from past years will finance a much-needed upgrade and expansion of the facilities and programs over the course of the next year.
For those interested in golfing or volunteering at the outing, contact Missy Kauffman Schrock, director of giving, at (574) 537-4708, or [email protected]