Never too old to give back: Loretto program participants collect items for homeless

Nov 19 2019

Media Contact: Julie Sheedy or 315.413.3480

Never too old to give back: Loretto program participants collect items for homeless

Syracuse, NY (November 18, 2019) – Staff and participants from Loretto’s Daybreak medical day program in Syracuse have been collecting food and personal hygiene items from across the Loretto system, and will be creating more than 50 bags decorated with inspirational messages for We Rise Above the Streets to provide to the homeless here in Syracuse.

*Media invited – great visuals and feel good stories*

WHAT:         Staff and participants creating inspirational bags for the homeless

WHEN:         Tuesday November 19 at 10:15am

WHERE:       Loretto Health & Rehabilitation (former “Cunningham” building)

                       700 East Brighton Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205

                       *Please park in Visitor Parking lot and report to main desk in lobby*

Additional opportunity: The founder of We Rise Above the Streets Al-Amin Muhammed will be coming at 10:30 am on Thursday November 21 to pick up the bags and share a few words with the group who collected the items and created the inspirational bags.

Loretto’s Daybreak Adult Medical Program helps adults 21 and older to live independently for as long as possible by supplementing the services they are already receiving and assisting them with medical conditions through a network of RNs, LPNs, Certified Nurse’s Aides, Registered Dieticians, Therapists, Case Managers and Recreation Staff. This program provides a safe and comfortable environment six days a week that includes physical, occupational and speech therapy, medication management, nutritional services, transportation services, recreational activities, and more.

Daybreak recently moved to a bigger location at the Loretto Syracuse Campus to accommodate the increased demand for the program’s services.

About Loretto

Loretto is a leader in comprehensive healthcare services in Central New York. As the fourth largest healthcare provider and the sixth largest employer in the region, the 2,500 exceptional people at Loretto’s 19 locations deliver extraordinary care to close to 10,000 people of all ages, income levels, and care needs in Onondaga and Cayuga counties each year. From adult day programs and short-term rehabilitation, to the home-like settings in its assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, Loretto is actively investing in its employees, in medical research, and in new technologies to improve care in our community, Making Every Day Extraordinary. Loretto: Exceptional people. Extraordinary care. For more information on Loretto, please visit 


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