Tinesha's mother works two jobs to keep the family together. Tinesha cares for her younger brother Jamaal who is 8. She also prepares supper every day. Leftover Kentucky Fried Chicken, macaroni and cheese, and fries are the easiest for her to prepare, reheating them in the microwave. Tinesha is overweight and wants to lose weight. She can't be involved in exercise after school because she has to watch her brother, and she's afraid to go out after the dark. She ends up doing her homework in front of he TV while eating chips.
George had his hip replaced three years ago and still struggles at times with his balanace. He has diabetes and hypertenesion and often can't get to the drug store to get his prescriptions refilled. He gave up on trying to get to the second floor of the home he has lived in for 65 years and essentially lives downstairs. Living alone, George sleeps on the sofa, takes sponges baths in the powder room, and cares for his cat.
What do these people have in common? They and hundreds more like them are all members of the communities served by Green Tree Community Health Foundation. Each is being helped by grants made by the Foundation to agencies in those communities serving the elderly living alone, families without adequate access to healthy environments, the uninsured, and the vulnerable.
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