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The Telegram
  • Folts Homes kicks off Angel Appeal

  • Folts Homes kicked off the 2012 Angel Appeal campaign this week with Dr. Anthony Piana serving as honorary chairman for the event.

    Contributions from this year’s campaign will be used to purchase a new, upgraded Lifeline medical alarm system for Folts. This system will directly benefit residents and will enhance resident safety 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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  • Folts Homes kicked off the 2012 Angel Appeal campaign this week with Dr. Anthony Piana serving as honorary chairman for the event.
    Contributions from this year’s campaign will be used to purchase a new, upgraded Lifeline medical alarm system for Folts. This system will directly benefit residents and will enhance resident safety 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    “As the holiday season approaches, we hope everyone pauses in their busy lives and will thoughtfully remember family members and friends who have shared a vital part of their life by designating a gift to the Angel Appeal in their name,” said Piana. “No matter the size of the donation, every contribution to the Angel Appeal will be a blessing and will help improve the lives of those touched by Folts.”
    In honor of each donation, an angel ornament will be hung on a “Holiday Blessing Tree,” in the main lounge at Folts Homes.
    The Angel Appeal campaign will continue through the holiday season and wrap up in late January.
    Patricia Frazier, director of public relations and marketing at Folts Homes, encouraged the public to stop in to see the Holiday Blessing Tree and to tour the mansion, which is being decorated for the season.
    Piana has been involved at Folts Homes since he was asked to provide dental services to residents at the facility.
    “While I was here, I was asked to serve on the board,” he said.
    At first, he said, he sat and listened. After 2005, he became more involved.
    “One reason I stay on the board is that this is such a fantastic facility,” said Piana. “There are great people running it now.”
    He praised the work of Sherry Nagle, R.N., director of nursing, and said, “The care is phenomenal here.”
    He said while there are many requirements for the home that are covered through regular funding channels, the Angel Appeal “is something so we can do a little extra.”
    While the upgraded Lifeline system is not required, it will allow patients to receive help quickly in case of a fall or other emergency.
    Piana, who has practiced dentistry in Little Falls since 1967, is the 69th honorary chairman for the event. He has served as a volunteer board member for more than 10 years, in addition to being involved with numerous other community organizations. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Little Falls.
    For more information about Folts Homes’ Angel Appeal, call the Community Services and Development office at 866-6964, ext. 317.
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