HAP receives donation from Monument

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The Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership has received a generous donation from the town of Monument.

During the Nov. 5 board meeting Mayor Travis Easton and the Monument board of trustees presented HAP Vice-President Dave Betzler and Secretary Linda Dameron with a check for $1,600.

The donation will be used to help support the Senior Citizen Center located on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School and Betzler also said the donation helps with weekly nutritious meals for the seniors.

HAP provides seniors with a luncheon every Wednesday at the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 administration building and activities such as Zumba and bingo are available at the senior center. There are also day trips available for the seniors.

Betzler and Dameron thanked Easton and the board of trustees for the donation.

“It makes a big difference,” HAP volunteer Allen Alchian, who did not attend the meeting, said.

HAP was established in 1996 to improve the health and well-being of Tri-Lakes residents and seniors through community based services and support. Their two major programs are senior services and community health and wellness. The nonprofit organization serves Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and unincorporated areas of northern El Paso County.

HAP programs are funded primarily by grants and donations. To inquire about donating call 719-464-6873 or send an email to admin@TriLakesHAP.org. A check can also be sent to Tri-Lakes HAP at P.O. Box 2931 Monument, CO. 80132. For more information on HAP visit www.trilakeshap.org.

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