The SASH Program (Sell A Seniorâ€™s Home) Recently Hosted their 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast and Resource Fair in Seattle, WA. The Event was a Benefit on Behalf of The Central Area Senior Center. The Breakfast Was One of Many Events SASH has Hosted Every Year to Raise Money for Non-Profit Organizations Serving Seniors:
Online PR News – 02-December-2010 – – The SASH Program (Sell A Seniorâ€™s Home) recently hosted their 1st annual Pancake Breakfast Benefit on behalf of The Central Area Senior Center of Seattle, WA. The event was well attended by local seniors, and co-sponsored by local senior care services providers who provided raffle prizes for the attendees. The CASC has suffered from recent budget cuts, and is struggling to maintain vital programs for local seniors.
The SASH Program was founded in 2005 by Rebecca Bomann, who has a background in social work, after helping her own Grandfather to sell his home. Ms. Bomann thought there should be a less stressful and easier way for seniors to sell their homes, and so she started SASH. The SASH Program purchases seniorsâ€™ homes in a private and custom-designed home sale, allowing them to bypass the stress, unknowns, and work of a conventional market sale. Each senior client of SASH is treated with integrity, respect, and dignity as evidenced by the abundance of SASH Testimonials from former clients and their families.
The Pancake Breakfast and Resource Fair was organized by SASH Client Service Managers Peter Gallagher and Anne Tripp, who serve seniors in the South Seattle area. Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Tripp spent countless hours planning the breakfast, and were assisted by over a dozen SASH volunteers on the day of the event.
The Central Area Senior Center of Seattle offers low-income seniors the chance to socialize, enjoy a hot meal, and take part in fun activities. The CASC is one of many senior centers managed by Senior Services of King County. Funding has been severely cut to many local senior centers, and SASH's breakfast was held to raise awareness and funds for the senior center. Cynthia Andrews, Director of the CASC stated, â€śWe are so grateful to the SASH Staff for hosting the Central Area Senior Center's Pancake Breakfast and Resource Fair. It was very beneficial for our seniors to be exposed to the many senior services available and of course, we found new partners for CASC as well â€“ a win for everyone!â€ť Ms. Andrews went on to say, â€śThe food was great! Our heartfelt thanks go out to SASH.â€ť
The SASH Program began its work in philanthropy even before its first dollar of revenue was made. Every year, SASH has hosted events to raise money for non-profit organizations that serve seniors, including Meals on Wheels, Elder's Last Wish, and the Plymouth Housing Group. Rebecca Bomann, Founder and CEO of SASH said, â€śSASH Team Members drove from far and wide - one from 90 minutes away - to support the Central Area Senior Center by flipping pancakes, serving coffee, setting tables, and doing dishes. Even our Chief Operations Officer was up to his elbows in dishes back in the kitchen!â€ť Ms. Bomann added, â€śIt was our privilege to host the event and interact with so many valuable members of the community! Our Team enjoyed the entire morning, and we are looking forward to the next opportunity to show our support for the Central Area Senior Center.â€ť
Co-sponsors of the event included ABC Health Solutions, Aegis Living, All About Care, Alzheimerâ€™s Association, American Senior Resources, Cascade Memorial, Divine Resources for Adult Family Homes, Home Instead Senior Care, Humana, Mobility Concepts, Rescare Home Care, Signature Home Health, and Wesley Homes.
SASH's standards of senior care have earned its team an A+ rating with the BBB, and a stellar customer satisfaction record. Since this innovative service was launched in 2005, The SASH Program has become a leader in the local elder care community.