Bluestem Communities welcomes fundraiser for McPherson PACE

Staff Writer

Bluestem PACE of McPherson has welcomed Sheryl Dossett as a new Fund Advancement officer overseeing fundraising operations for the non-profit senior care center.

Dossett comes to Bluestem with professional experiences and connections across a variety of industry within the McPherson community, including having worked in a local bank, for CPAs and as a paraeducator at USD 418.

She also comes with a first-hand understanding of the benefits of PACE.

“My dad was a participant in Bluestem PACE,” said Dossett. “From that time, I have had the desire to help in whatever way I could.”

Bluestem PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) of McPherson partners with individuals aged 55 and better and their caregivers so seniors can remain safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible. The program provides participants with a variety of services from primary care physicians to prescription drug services, all from one source. Participants can also spend time at the PACE Center, allowing their in-home caregivers some respite while receiving personal and medical care and enjoying social activities.

Much of Dossett’s role will be building relationships with businesses and individuals to the PACE Good Neighbor Fund. A ministry of Bluestem PACE, the fund assists participants who encounter unforeseen circumstances in everything from housing to medical needs, and assists the PACE program in providing high quality services to help seniors remain living in their homes.

“I hope to be a positive member of Fund Advancement by building relationships between businesses and individuals, sharing the mission of Bluestem PACE and the PACE Good Neighbor Fund,” said Dossett.