Together we create a culture of celebration, friendship, purpose and respect. In short, a family. To help make these years as fulfilling and worry-free as possible, we’ve created the following ways for you to assist.:

To make a donation, complete the form below or contact Amy Page at 219/465-9966 or

Gifts to Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., may include cash, appreciated securities, or other assets.Talk to your professional advisor about how your gift may also assist in reducing your tax obligation. 

Food Insecurity In the Elder Population

As we all prepare to gather around our tables with loved ones this holiday season, we would like to share with you a growing and concerning need in Valparaiso. The topic of food insecurity and in our case, the specific concerns for the elders of our community age 60-99.

Since 2000, Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. has been the food provider for the senior nutrition site at the Banta Senior Center, receiving state/federal funds for Congregate Nutrition Services through our Area Agency on Aging Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA).  We have seen a steady and significant growth within this program. From July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, 6032 meals were served. With the completion of the fiscal year in June 2018, 8010 meals were served. That is a 33% increase!

In addition to a nutritionally balanced hot meal, the nutrition site provides social interaction and nutrition education. Currently, 58% of those served live alone and 48% live on less than $16,756.00. 75% of all individuals that eat at the nutrition site are either low income or socially isolated.

The need this fiscal year has continued to increase. More people are accessing a meal more frequently. If this pattern continues, the grant funding will be depleted prior to the end of the cycle. Projections indicate there will be a shortfall of $18,000.

We have three options:

  1. Request more grant funds. In past years due to the underutilization of another site, additional funds have been granted. However, there are no guarantees these funds will be available.
  2. Turn people away or shut down the site when funding has been depleted.
    This is not an option and we hope you agree.
  3. Raise funds. The cost to support one meal is $7.03. The direct cost of the meal and the food preparation is $4.50. The remaining $2.53 helps with the management of the nutrition site and educational programming.

With your support, the nutrition site will be the difference in the lives of countless seniors in our community. Donations can be completed through the Donation Form below, select the Arts, Culture, Spirituality and Environment Fund in the drop-down box and proceeding with your donation. Donations can also be mailed to Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383 and please add in the check memo section: Food Insecurity.

Planned Giving

A gift to Pines Village in your will or estate plan means your gift will live on, improving the lives of others. Talk to your professional advisor about how to establish this gift or call on us for more information.


Share your time and talent with our residents by playing music, teaching a skill, or simply spending time. To learn about volunteer opportunities, call 219-465-1591.

Pines Village Donation Form