ACTS puts food into action

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Res­i­dents and staff from three Boca Ra­ton ACTS Re­tire­ment-Life Com­mu­ni­ties, St. An­drews Es­tates North, South and Edge­wa­ter Pointe Es­tates, along with the south­ern divi­sion cor­po­rate of­fice re­cently col­lected 1,800 pounds of food for Boca Help­ing Hands.

ACTS is a non-profit, faith-based or­ga­ni­za­tion that builds, owns and man­ages re­tire­ment com­mu­ni­ties through­out the east coast.

“It’s un­for­tu­nate how des­per­ate area soup kitchens are for do­na­tions right now,” said Su­san Ge­orge, said St. An­drews Es­tates South Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

“We feel blessed to have the means to give back to those less for­tu­nate. Res­i­dents want to do it again next year,” said Eric El­fus, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor at Edge­wa­ter Pointe.

In to­tal, nearly 13,000 res­i­dents and em­ploy­ees from ACTS lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide par­tic­i­pated in the food drive, col­lect­ing ap­prox­i­mately 13 tons or 26,000 pounds of food that was dis­trib­uted to 13 dif­fer­ent food banks in Alabama, Penn­syl­va­nia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ge­or­gia and Florida.

“I am proud that our res­i­dents and em­ploy­ees through­out the ACTS fam­ily ral­lied around this ef­fort to as­sist oth­ers in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in such a big way,” said Marvin Mash­ner, ACTS pres­i­dent and CEO. Since the late 1970s ACTS Boca com­mu­ni­ties have of­fered re­sort-style re­tire­ment liv­ing in pri­vate res­i­dences with guar­an­teed ac­cess to as­sisted liv­ing and skilled nurs­ing care through ACTS’ life care pro­gram.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-362-8377 or visit www.ACTSre­tire­

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