A Legacy of Care

Jones-Harrison is a nonprofit community with a rich and varied history that has always been at the forefront of change. From our founding in 1888 to navigating COVID-19 with a vulnerable population in 2020 and 2021, Jones-Harrison Residence has remained committed to a longstanding tradition of offering innovative programs and supportive services to older adults in a loving environment.

In 2000, Jones-Harrison launched the trailblazing Wasie Wellness Center programming with support from the Wasie Foundation aimed at addressing the distinct health needs of older adults. Over the past two decades, the Wellness Center has allowed Jones Harrison to provide residents with supportive services focused on arthritis care, strength and mobility training, and pain management, among other health challenges. Your donation to Jones-Harrison is needed today!

Past investments in our facility have become outdated after more than 20 years of heavy use. Maintenance is proving more difficult due to the limited availability of replacement parts or repair services for older equipment and international vendors. With your support, we hope to safeguard our Legacy of Care by updating the equipment in our Wellness Center to better serve our residents.

Support Needed

Jones-Harrison seeks to purchase the following equipment, which will be used for regular resident programming led by four Wellness Center staff:

  • Cardiovascular Equipment: More features that effectively track vital signs, outcomes monitoring, and user engagement.
  • Strengthening Equipment: Serves disabled residents while maintaining functionality for community members and staff.
  • Balance Equipment: Measures user deficits in stability and mobility, allowing for goals to be set and progress to be tracked.
  • Therapeutic Warm Water Pool Treadmill: Combines traditional treadmill training with adjustable features of buoyancy, resistance, and heat.
  • Car Transfer Simulator: Ensures participants learn and practice car transfer skills in the year-round comfort and safety of a clinical setting.

To become accessible to more residents, we also plan to implement staff training, so that nurses and care takers from across the organization can aid residents when using equipment:

  • Assistive Living Activities Department will be able to use the Wellness Center with their tenants.
  • Nurses will be able to use exercise equipment on the unites with residents.
  • Therapeutic Recreation will use our resources with residents for 1:1 or group activities.

Help us continue our Legacy of Care – make a donation today!

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