Thank you for an amazing year!
Because of you, we accomplished the following in 2022:
★ Provided a home, care, and support services to 581 independent living, assisted living, and memory care residents
★ Provided $552,458 in Benevolence Program Support for eligible USAF widows residing at Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House
★ Provided 2,087 different kinds of health and wellness services for physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual well being
★ Provided 2,203 resident activities, holiday meals, and social events
★ Picked up 8,352 medications through our prescription pick up service
★ Served 65,472 delicious and nutritious meals and snacks to assisted living and memory care residents
★ Continued capital projects at Bob Hope Village
★ Received the 2022 Florida Leading Age Excellence in Collaboration Award
★ Named Finest on the Emerald Coast in five categories
It has been a phenomenal year as we have surged out of the shadow of COVID, and we have seen our traditionally strong occupancy return. With nearly 600 residents, our reach and ability to help our surviving spouses and retired couples is continuing to grow. And with the baby boomer generation dominating the demographic shift in the United States, we foresee the opportunity to help more people and continue to grow our mission. However, the opportunity is not without challenges.
The last year has seen significant pressures in many areas. Labor challenges and increasing wages have impacted our budget, and staffing levels were low but have recovered. The supply chain issues have delayed our ability to repair and replace critical infrastructure items. And overall inflationary pressures have stretched our ability to operate in the current environment and we do not anticipate any near-term changes to the situation. Our blessing lies in the generous donors who continue to support us with time, treasure, and talent!
The residents of Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House have given themselves to the defense of the nation for decades. Some wore uniforms. Some did not. All responded to the call to action when asked to serve. The mission of the Air Force Enlisted Village is to honor these incredible servants and ensure everyone has a place to live that is safe, secure, and
feels like home. We continue to look for ways to help our residents age successfully and we will continue to explore additional ways to provide additional measures of care for them.
CMSgt Brooke McLean, USAF, Ret.
President and CEO