Friends Across The Ages

Mar 1, 2018

Nursing Home News--March 2018

< This is the March 2017 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages nursing home outreach

FRIENDS ACROSS THE AGES
SPRING FESTIVAL (March 18th-24th)

and

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY (March 25th)

 

Have you ever thought about visiting a nursing home? Are you a regular Friends volunteer who wonders what visiting the other nursing homes might be like? Friends Across the Ages is hosting a weeklong festival of events at each of the nursing homes we serve. The festival will be held the week of March 18th-24th, with events at the various nursing homes we serve throughout the week.

 

We will conclude the festival with our annual Spring Volunteer Appreciation Party on Sunday, March 25th from 1:00 -3:00pm, at the home of Kim and Andrew Mitchell. This party is our biggest event of the year so we encourage all volunteers, supporters, family and friends to join us!

 

See below for a full schedule of Spring Festival Events. Please contact info@acrosstheages.org for more information or to RSVP for any of the Spring Festival events.

 

 


 

SPRING FESTIVAL EVENTS

Sunday, March 18th, 2:30 -3:30 PM– Karaoke Party at Park Meadows: Join the residents of Park Meadows for an afternoon of singing the hits from across the ages…oldies, not-so-oldies, and everything in between.  Even if you don’t want to sing, come cheer the singers on!

 

Monday, March 19th, 2:30-3:30 PM – Bingo and Trivia at Terrace Health and Rehab: We will be playing Bingo with the residents of Terrace Health and Rehab, and between Bingo games we will be throwing in a few trivia questions. We could really use some volunteers for this event in particular, so if you are available to help, please let us know!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2:30 -3:30 PM– Children’s Chorus Concert at NFRSC: A group of local home school students will be performing for the residents of North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care. Come out to visit with the residents and hear the children sing!

Thursday, March 22nd, 3:00-4:00 PM- Luau Bingo Party at Gainesville Health Care Center: Palm trees and sandy beaches may be far away so we’re bringing the tropics to us for our annual spring festival event!  Please join us for an evening of island treats and BINGO with the residents of GHCC.

Friday, March 23rd, 10:00-11:30 AM – Casino Party at Parklands: Come watch the Parklands Nursing and Rehab dining room transform into the casino floor at the MGM Grand. Volunteers will help deal the cards or team up with residents to play poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and other games for fun and prizes. No prior gambling experience required

Saturday, March 24th, 2:00- 3:30 PM—Bingo Party at Signature: Yes, another Bingo party—what can we say? The residents love this game! Come out and join the fun at Signature Health Care! Refreshments provided.

 

And the grand finale…

Sunday, March 25th, 1:00-3:00pm— Spring Volunteer Appreciation Party: We would like to thank all of our volunteers (old and new) for their dedication and service at this, our biggest event of the year! Family and friends are welcome to join us for an afternoon of food, music, ice cream, and special recognitions for volunteers in the backyard of the home of Kim and Andrew Mitchell. We will have something for all of our volunteers so please come if you can! Contact us at info@acrosstheages.org for directions.

 

 

Please contact info@acrosstheages.org for more information or to RSVP for any of the above events.


ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN MARCH

 

 

Wednesday, March 7th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “Storytellers’ Society” at Parklands – These monthly group gatherings are a wonderful way to share, reminisce, and truly get to know the residents at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.

 

Wednesday, March 14th, 10:30 – 11:30AM – Poker Party at Parklands –A monthly event at 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.

 

 


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


 

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