Dear Editor: Much discussion is taking place throughout our community regarding the Hamilton Manor. The feedback the Hamilton Manor Board consistently receives confirms a strong commitment from the people of this county to ensure the needs of our community’s elderly, disabled and indigent will be met now and in the future. The Hamilton Manor Board feels as the community leaders in 1965 did, that a county-owned Hamilton Manor is a necessary component to insure these vitally important services remain in our community under local control. To fulfill our mission of providing exceptional care for the residents whose home it is, and to serve as a quality and respected employer for the dedicated staff, who care for our residents, the Hamilton Manor board sees an immediate and urgent need to replace the old, unreliable mechanical call light system with the installation of a new wireless emergency call system. The estimated cost is approximately $35,000. The question now is, “How do we raise the money?” We decided to ask those of you in the community, who feel as we do that the Hamilton Manor provides important elderly, disabled and indigent services and employment in our county. So we ask for your help in the form of a tax-deductible donation. If 35 donors would gift $1,000, or 100 donors would gift $350, our goal would be met. Please know that any gift amount, regardless of the size, will be greatly appreciated. These donations would be kept separate and used solely for the purpose of purchasing and installing a new emergency call light system. Should any funds be received in excess of the amount required for the Hamilton Manor’s new emergency call light system, the funds would be used to further the development of our two-room “home” suites, the only such senior accommodations in our area. As volunteer members of the Hamilton Manor board, we have made personal pledges to help reach our goal of $35,000 for a new wireless emergency call light system. Service clubs, churches, school clubs and other organizations, please consider designating the urgently needed Manor emergency call light system as your community improvement project. Tax-deductible contributions may be made payable to Hamilton Manor Call System, % Hamilton Manor Office, 1515 5th St., Aurora, NE 68818. Your consideration of our request is sincerely appreciated.
Roger Bamesberger Clarence Blase Curt Wolff Wendy Andersen Becky Richter