Friends Across The Ages

Apr 1, 2018

Nursing Home News--April 2018

This is the April 2018 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages nursing home outreach

SPRING FESTIVAL THANK YOU’S

 

We want to express our appreciation to all who participated in our Friends Across the Ages Spring Festival, which was held March 18th-25th. In particular, we would like to thank those who coordinated some of our events throughout the week, including Rosha Poudyal, Kim and Andrew Mitchell, Keri Shinn, and Jamie Kistler.

 

Finally another huge thanks to Kim and Andrew Mitchell for kindly opening their home to host our wrap-up party. Thank you also to all who attended, and to those who helped with food, favors, and decorations, including Heather Geidel, Rosha Poudyal, Laura Londono and Robbie Curry. It was a lovely afternoon backyard celebration. We wanted to mention those who were especially recognized at that event:

 

Samantha Stilley –“Stick-to-It” Award

Martina Pořízková“Friends Across the Nations” Award

Stephanie SantosDedication Award

Laura LondonoInitiative Award

Kim and Andrew Mitchell—Ten Year Award

Will Mitchell—“Spirit of Friends Across the Ages” Award

 

 

Thank you to all of our amazingly dedicated and caring volunteers for all you do throughout the year!

 

For more about our Spring Festival, please see our “snail mail” newsletter, which will be sent out later this month. If you are not on our snail mail list and would like to be added, or need to update your address, please email us at info@acrosstheages.org.


APRIL SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Each month, in addition to groups that meet weekly for regular volunteering/visitation, Friends Across the Ages sponsors a few special events and activities at various nursing homes. These events require no ongoing commitment, though we do ask you to let us know ahead of time if you plan to attend any of these events so that we can be on the lookout for you. If you would like more information about our weekly visitation groups and becoming a regular Friends Across the Ages volunteer, please let us know that as well. Here are our special events for April:

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “Storytellers’ Society” at ParklandsThese monthly group gatherings are a wonderful way to share, reminisce, and truly get to know the residents at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.

 

Wednesday, April 11th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “The Human Connection Station” at Parklands -- UF Student Marchela Mulholland will be coming to lead our volunteers and residents in a special activity. Essentially the exercise involves eye gazing with a partner for 2 minutes, then answering a series of questions. The idea is to open up meaningful conversations, and to help participants feel a genuine connection and vulnerability. Marcela volunteers her time to focus this activity on populations who may feel alienated, or work with those who desire companionship. We look forward to giving this a try at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.

 

Wednesday, April 18th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “Poker Party” at Parklands A monthly event Parklands Nursing and Rehab Come help play poker with the residents, or just help cheer them on! No real money is involved; residents play for the honor of having our Championship Trophy for the month. 

 

Thursday, April 26th, 2:30-3:30 PM -- Birthday celebration -- Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in April. Meet us in the dining room where we will have singing and cake. Volunteers are needed to help gather the residents together, serve the cake, sing, clean up, etc.  Do you play an instrument or have some other talent?  We are always looking for new entertainment for the party – let us know!

 


MORE INFORMATION

Please see the above list for locations of the various events.  Directions to all the nursing homes can be found at:

http://www.acrosstheages.org/directions.asp

Events are open to everyone (children are welcome at most events, please inquire). Please contact us and let us know if you plan to attend one of these events so that our coordinators can be on the lookout for you. Please email info@acrosstheages.org


 

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