Friday, November 26, 2010

Golden Umbrella in Redding, CA

As part of the United Way of Northern California, Golden Umbrella addresses needs in the community, and they are focused on the needs of our Senior Community. They are doing a great job…and the following is an excerpt from their web page

Health, Nutrition, and Our Daily Meals
The health of the Shasta County Senior was of prime concern to us. It was one of the problems to which the advocates gave their close attention.

We had retired registered nurses who volunteered to take blood pressures. In the Fiscal Year 77/78 they took 900 blood pressures. When the first flu shots were first available the Shasta County Health Nurses came to the Golden Umbrella and 297 shots were given.

The Golden Umbrella helped the Nutrition Program get started in Shasta County and also helped it expand. The Nutrition Program under Title VII of the Older American Act is a state funded program under the California Department on Aging. The Golden Umbrella participated in the Nutrition Program from March 1974 to January 1975 until Mercy Hospital became the grantee and sponsor.

I guess you can say Our Daily Meals started on May 17, 1970 when we had the Center Grand Opening. It expanded after the years of the Nutrition Program and had served 9,938 meals in 1978.

This was from their “history page”, and kind of gives us an idea of how they started. Today, Golden Umbrella is a major player in the north state as we address the fact that the senior population is growing each day. The United Way is proud to be associated with this fine organization serving the needs of our community.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ron Largent Assumes Position as President of United Way of Northern California

The United Way of Northern California is a great organization serving 58 agencies throughout the North State. It is a privilege to be associated with this fine organization and I look forward to the challenges facing us as we address the needs of various communities.

Check us out at or give me a call at 530-241-7521 or e-mail to

We look forward to serving….and thanks to all that have gone on before…your efforts have really paid off.

What Does The United Way Do?

Invest In What Matters. Results Are Measured In Changed Lives.

Today’s United Way focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues—why problems exist. United Way supports programs that are not just “stop gap” measures, but ultimately preventative ones that create real and lasting change by improving peoples’ lives. Social issues are not limited to any one particular city or to one kind of family—they are everywhere. That’s why United Way works throughout Northern California to help build stronger communities.See what we are all about at

You can be part of this effort by calling us in Redding at 530-241-7521 or e-mailing me at