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Pajama Drive and Brunch at Parkview Field

Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) - The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of N.E. Indiana (LTC Ombudsman Program) hosted its 3rd Annual Ombudsman Pajama Drive & Brunch at Parkview Field February 9th from
10:00 a.m. to noon.

The free event include brunch style food, coffee, and mimosas.

Three local CNA's were honored with an Ombudsman Spirit Award for their efforts caring for
area nursing facility residents. Dr. Kachmann and Leigh Roberson were the speakers. They touched on the topic of personal well-being.

The brunch kicked off LTC Ombudsman's annual pajama drive. They're collecting pajamas and or gowns (any size, any gender) to be delivered to local area nursing home residents in need.

The 9th Annual Ombudsman Pajama Drive officially begins on February 14, 2019 and runs
through February 28.

Drop off sites for the pajama drive donations include:

  • Purdue Fort Wayne (2101 E. Coliseum) Human Services Department (Neff Hall Room 130)
  • Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) at 3201 Stellhorn Road

The LTC Ombudsman Program served 431 residents in nursing homes through the pajama drive in 2018. This year, they aim to serve 500 residents.


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