Automatic Front Doors

Residents of Golden Age Home Assisted Living watched with eager anticipation throughout the day on Tuesday, March 3rd as the automated system was installed on the front doors.  Resident, Marvin Schulle stated “I enjoy the sunshine so much and now I will be free to go out on my own.  I was always concerned that I would not be able to get someone's attention to be able to get back in and I didn’t want to inconvenience someone.”

Golden Age Home is celebrating the completion of this long term goal. Executive Director, Nicole Burnett set a goal when she began working at GAH (in 2006) to have automatic front doors installed. “These doors will give more freedom to the residents as well as ease for visitors and emergency personnel.”

Over the course of the years, this goal had to take a backseat to other more pressing needs.   In the fall, it was decided to begin aggressive fundraising for this goal.  The profit raised from the annual Pumpkin Patch was the kick start of this “Automatic Front Doors Campaign”.

Since that time, generous donors have given money to help reach the $5,000 goal.  While this amount covered approximately half the cost, money from the monthly budget was set aside each month to cover the remaining amount.  Golden Age Home would like to say thank you to the community for their continued support throughout the years.  “Golden Age Home is very blessed to be a part of such a giving community,” states Burnett.  “The community is faithful to support our efforts by providing volunteers, activity items, books for our library and so much more.  As a nonprofit organization, these extra things would not be possible without the community’s support.”

Donors who gave towards the “Automatic Front Doors Campaign”: 

  • Amy Adkison
  • Benchmark Insurance Group
  • Linda Brooks Janice Cathey
  • First Lockhart United Methodist Church
  • Green Group Holdings
  • Arthur Hunke
  • William Onstead
  • Sue Payne
  • Fred Pittillo 
  • Naomi Ridge
  • Emma Roberson
  • Jimmy Romine
  • Johnny Romine
  • Charles & Sharon Rubick
  • Gerhardt Schulle
  • Sherwood Schulle
  • Corbin Sebetyen
  • Margie Sharp
  • Sandy Smith
  • Thelma Tidwell
  • Carol Troy
  • Lorraine Voigt
  • Dave Voigt
  • Michele & Jeffrey Waldo