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Family LifeCare extends invitation to community

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Family LifeCare (FLC), a non-profit organization, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year - twenty years of providing hospice, grief support, palliative care and more recently home health, infusion therapy and children’s services with hope, comfort and dignity.

The community is encouraged to celebrate with FLC in honoring supporters Marvin Baird, former executive director of Adams Memorial Hospital; Vic Porter, founder of Thunderbird Formula Boats, Decatur and Dr. Bernie Wiebe, FLC chief medical officer, for their contributions over two decades since FLC was established in 1997. Anyone who knows these public servant leaders, anyone touched by hospice or home health care over their 20-year history, or anyone interested in learning more about FLC is encouraged to attend.

This year’s benefit, Puttin’ on the Ritz, a roaring 20s celebration, will be held Saturday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Lighted Gardens in Ossian. Come dressed as a flapper, gangster or other 1920s style (if desired) for a roaring good evening for $75 per person, which will include three raffle tickets.

Those attending can also have their picture taken with a 1920s Roadster, enjoy select hors d’oeuvres, an elegant dinner, dessert and drinks. Attendees can also participate in the live and silent auctions, chocolate/wine raffle, item raffles, card raffles, Colts tickets and black diamond earrings, or play Plinko to win more raffle and drink tickets.

Proceeds benefit the FLC Legacy Fund that enables FLC to extend services to community members who are underinsured or have no insurance benefits. With ongoing cuts to Medicare reimbursement and other financial changes brought about by governmental regulations, this endowment fund is critical in meeting the needs of patients and their families.

Visit the annual fundraiser page at to register, purchase tickets, view auction items and plan a wish list. For more details or to RSVP by the September 19 deadline, contact Karen Sweney at Family LifeCare at (800) 355-2817 x338. RSVPs are required in advance. Family LifeCare provides services in Adams, Allen, Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Randolph, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.  Visit us at and on Facebook at