Each day, seniors from our community reach out to United Way’s 211 Service because they have needs that other nonprofit organizations cannot meet. We spoke with Linda Hafner from 211, and she told us how they help seniors with items such as appliances, air conditioning, home repairs, and food when no one else can help them. Because of the generosity of our CAMEO members, we have surplus funds in the amount of $5,000 that can be provided to the United Way for a special CAMEO Seniors Fund. The United Way would have complete discretion on how to appropriate the funds, and CAMEO would receive a report of how the funds were used to make a difference in the lives of seniors.
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It is the vision of CAMEO to continue to grow throughout Lee County by increasing the membership of senior care professionals, organizations and community members dedicated to raising community awareness and education to seniors about the services offered in this community. Monthly meetings and various events will serve as informal networking opportunities for those interested in any aspect of senior care. CAMEO will provide a forum for communication and cooperative efforts across all disciplines in the senior living realm. CAMEO will continue to raise money and provide grants to area non for profits who serve the senior community.
There are two different types of membership for CAMEO. There are members and associate members. The difference in membership is defined below:
Member-One who cares for or houses seniors $50.00/year
Associate Member-Performs services for seniors $100.00 year
CAMEO believes strongly in giving back to the community. There are two major fundraisers a year in which grants are awarded for distribution to local nonprofit organizations serving the senior population of Lee County. If you would like to donate money to the restricted grant fund you can donate by clicking 'Membership/Payment' button and proceed to DONATE button.
CAMEO was established in 1999 with the goal of creating a platform for marketers to network, exchange referrals and educate the community on resources available to senior citizens. CAMEO stands for
"Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options"
CAMEO is run completely by volunteers. There are no paid positions on the board. In order to have monthly meetings, networking socials and fundraisers, volunteers are needed. Please contact your Vice President to see what committee you would best serve on.
All fundraising effort go into a fund in which grants are awarded for distribution to local nonprofit organizations serving the senior population of Lee County.
All memberships expire the last day of December. Don't forget to renew your membership and recruit new members.
NOTE: THE 2020 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IS ONLINE!
Any Not for Profit that specializes in Senior Services is encouraged to apply. Deadline Is April 30, 2021.