The BHI Foundation: Supporting the health of our communities

BHI Senior Living strives to ensure that every resident who lives at one of our Continuing Care Retirement Communities is empowered to live life to the fullest. It’s a lifestyle filled with opportunities to enhance wellness; enjoy exceptional services, amenities, and activities; and live in a community filled with good neighbors and caring staff. For more than 25 years, the BHI Foundation has been instrumental in helping us attain that goal.

 

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

— Winston Churchill

 

BHI Foundation Programs


Benevolent Care: The Good Neighbor Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the strength of the BHI Foundation, we are proud to offer the security of lifelong care for BHI residents who deplete their financial resources, through no fault of their own, and are no longer able to meet their monthly living expenses.

BHI residents who enter one of our CCRCs under a continuing care agreement are eligible to apply for benevolent care so that they may continue their residency in that community for as long as they choose. We are proud to say that no resident with a continuing care agreement has ever been asked to leave one of BHI’s senior living communities because of an inability to pay, when their financial resources have been exhausted through no fault of their own.

Employee Scholarship Program

The BHI Foundation sponsors a scholarship program for the employees of BHI’s retirement communities. This tuition reimbursement program is designed to encourage employees to enhance their personal and professional growth through higher education. Retirement community employees can choose from two career development tracks: college credit/vocational courses or professional nursing licensure (RN and LPN).

Wellness Program

With the aid of your generosity, the BHI Foundation provides 50% of the funding for the Wellness Budget in each community. This support allows us to offer fitness programs, staffing, equipment, and more so our residents receive the benefit of comprehensive mind/body/spirit care.

Special Gifts and Projects

The generosity of our donors allows the BHI Foundation to contribute to community projects both within our CCRC’s and throughout their respective cities. These projects improve and enhance our residents’ quality of life, as well as make us good neighbors in our communities. Some of the projects we’ve helped support include:
– Christian Service Award Grant given to retired pastors or those in other Christian ministries to offset entrance fees
-Resident Veterans Garden
-Community Dog Parks
-Resident prepared soldier care packages
-Community woodshop and greenhouse
-Community aviaries
-Library improvements
-Resident prepared school backpack donations
-Indy Honor Flight Guardian sponsorship
-Support for resident mentoring, tutoring, and teacher partnership with local school
-Upgrade of chapel pianos

BHI Foundation Inc. is a 509(a)(3) supporting organization.

If you would like additional information regarding the Foundation, contact Jennifer Zvokel, foundation director, at jzvokel@BHIseniorliving.org or 317-873-3371.