Archive for August, 2016

August 25, 2016

Foodnet Dietician Oversees Distribution of Nutritious Meals

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Image: foodnet.org

Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Image: foodnet.org

 

A top-ranked financial advisor, Keefe Gorman is the managing director of investments for Merrill Lynch. Keefe Gorman is heavily involved in efforts to serve his community and has served on the boards of several charitable organizations. As an eight-year member of the board of directors for Foodnet Meals on Wheels, he dedicated his time and expertise to helping the elderly in Tompkins County, New York.

Foodnet Meals on Wheels has worked to promote the dignity and well-being of the elderly in Tompkins County since 1987. According to Foodnet, about 40% of older adults do not receive adequate nutrition, thereby increasing their risk for serious chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. The organization’s efforts to provide nutritious meals help people to avoid these conditions and continue to live independently.

Foodnet employs a full-time dietician who oversees all the nutritional aspects of the Meals on Wheels program. In addition to providing an initial home visitation to determine eligibility, the dietician also provides individual nutrition counseling and provides referrals to other programs to help clients stay independent. In 2014, nearly 175,000 healthy, balanced meals were provided to area residents.

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August 17, 2016

Shelter Box Provides Living Essentials for Disaster Victims

Shelter Box USA pic

Shelter Box USA
Image: shelterboxusa.org

A leading wealth management advisor based in Ithaca, New York, Keefe Gorman serves as Managing Director – Investments at Merrill Lynch. With three decades of experience as a financial advisor, Keefe Gorman has appeared in several of Barron’s Top 100 broker lists. When not serving his clients at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gorman gives back by supporting a number of charities, including Shelter Box USA.

ShelterBox provides shelters and other supplies for families in areas where a natural disaster has occurred or a humanitarian crisis is ongoing. The idea for the organization began with a simple question: what does a family need that has lost everything? In response, ShelterBox came up with an answer in the form of a package that consists of a small cargo container that includes a large tent, blankets, gloves, hats, mosquito nets, a water filter and storage containers, pots and pans, solar lamps, tools, and a tent repair kit – the staples a family needs to survive and to begin rebuilding their lives after losing their homes and belongings.

ShelterBox has shipped over 100,000 of these boxes to people in 240 disaster areas in 90 countries, helping more than one million people. The latest deployments include shipments of ShelterBoxes to people in Malawi displaced by flooding as well as those who were affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.