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MARTIN COUNTY -
The Council on Aging of Martin County received a $100,000 gift from the Joseph C. Day Foundation.
The contribution is earmarked for the laboratory at the council's Kane Clinic, a new geriatric specialty practice located within the Charles and Rae Kane Center in Stuart. The gift was made in tribute to Joseph C. Day's parents, Alice P. and Eric J. Day.
The Kane Clinic, which opened in February 2012, has been developed in partnership with Martin Health System, with partial underwriting provided through the Retirement Research Foundation.
The Kane Clinic offers expert geriatric specialty medical care in a state-of-the-art setting that provides integrated services for seniors in need of assistance (from Meals on Wheels and an adult day program to care management).
The staff includes Laura Beringer, board-certified geriatrician and Elizabeth Van Horn, advanced registered nurse practitioner. New patients ages 55 and older are now being accepted.
Mr. Day, a resident of Stuart, started his foundation in 1991, and the philanthropic venture has become a family affair, shared with his three daughters.
"My family has been greatly impacted by the availability of quality health care. We are committed to the advancement of health care and educational institutions," he said.
Mr. Day, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Freudenberg-NOK G.P., a $4 billion automotive industry supplier, is an internationally recognized expert in lean manufacturing processes and has served on dozens of corporate boards during his career.
Locally on the Treasure Coast, he serves on the board of directors of Martin Health Foundation and the Friends of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.
The nonprofit Council on Aging of Martin County provides programs that help seniors live independently in their own homes, including: Meals on Wheels, an adult day program, care management, caregiver support and in-home services. The council is the longest standing organization in the county dedicated to serving the senior population (in their homes or within the senior center).
The Kane Center is uniquely designed to serve all seniors in Martin County, from the healthy to the frail, through social, wellness, medical, nutritional, educational and cultural programming. Intergenerational events for the general public are also offered.
For more information, call (772) 223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org.