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Visiting Angels of the South Shore to Host the Third Annual

„Dancing with the Angelsš Fundraising Event on April 21st

At The River Club in Scituate

Local Businesses Join Together to help South Shore Seniors



MARSHFIELD, Mass., -- Visiting Angels of the South Shore announced today that they are hosting the Third Annual „Dancing with the Angelsš fundraising event to benefit South Shore Elder Services and Old Colony Elder Services‚ Special Needs Fund. The Special Needs Fund helps elders in the community who need assistance with everyday necessities of life, such as food, fuel, medicine and shelter. The event will be held on April 21st at The River Club in Scituate from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

According to Nate Murray, LICSW, Managing Partner of Visiting Angels of the South Shore, „We are very pleased to be hosting this worthwhile event again this year to raise awareness of the Special Needs Fund and the critical work the elder service organizations do with very limited resources.š

šIn the first two years, the event raised more than $30,000 through sponsorship and ticket sales. The fact that so many businesses, organizations and individuals continue to support the event demonstrates what a caring community we live in on the South Shore,š Murray added.

This gala event will feature live music by the White Heat Swing Quintet and offer a unique opportunity to get dressed up in evening attire and dance the night away.

As part of the evening‚s entertainment, amateur dancers from six organizations will participate in a 1920‚s themed dance competition. The dance teams are from Old Colony Elder Services, South Shore Elder Services, South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, South Shore VNA & Hospice, Visiting Angels and Wingate at Silver Lake. In addition to hearing judges‚ comments on their performances, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite dance team(s) with cash donations. The dance team with the highest combination of judge‚s scores and cash „votesš wins the competition. All money collected through voting will go to the Special Needs Fund.

Major sponsors for the event are Center Stage Dance Academy, Entergy-Pilgrim Station, John M. Barrett Memorial Foundation and Senior Whole Health.

Event sponsors are AngelCare, Bond Printing Company, FIT Salon, Cedar Hill Health Care Center, High Street Equity Advisors, Hospice of Boston & Greater Brockton, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Systems, Queen Anne & Southwood nursing centers, Radius HealthCare & Pediatric Center, River Bay Club, Visiting Rehab Services, Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group and Weymouth Health Care Center.

Event patrons are Affinity Home Health Care, Almeida & Carlson Insurance, Bayada Home Health Care, CareAlternatives Hospice, Caregiver Homes, Geriatric Home Health Care, Home Care Division of South Shore Hospital, Jeanie Communications, John Adams HealthCare Center, NVNA & Hospice, Pilgrim Bank, Renaissance Gardens at Linden Ponds, Senior Helpers, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group, TD Insurance and Wingate at Silver Lake.

Media Sponsors are Easy 99.1 WPLM Radio, South Shore Senior News and PR Works. The Photo Sponsor is Perfect Placement Solutions. Sponsorships are still available.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at http://www.dancingwithvisitingangels.com or by calling (781) 834-6355, ext. 17.

Visiting Angels of the South Shore is a member of the nation‚s leading, nationally respected network of non-medical, private practice home care agencies. The company provides personal, respite and companion care services to seniors who want to continue to live in their homes with a greater quality of life. Visiting Angels‚ clients select their own caregivers and services, including up to 24 hour care, assistance in hygiene, meal preparation, light housekeeping, fall prevention, medical appointments, and errands and shopping. For 12 years, the Marshfield-based agency has served more than 25 towns on the South Shore, from Quincy to Plymouth.