Friends Across The Ages

Oct 1, 2017

Nursing Home News--October 2017

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

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE?

To all our current and past volunteers—do you have a story you would like to share with us about your experiences volunteering, or a story you remember your “friend across the ages” sharing with you from their past? Would you be interested in writing it down and sending it to us? Or do you have a favorite picture of your resident friends?

 

This fall, we are continuing the process of collecting stories and pictures for a project we have long dreamed about and finally hope to make a reality: a Friends Across the Ages book. Our hope is that it will include stories from volunteers and residents over the years. Perhaps it will inspire others to volunteer. Perhaps it will teach them something. Perhaps it will make them smile. We welcome funny stories and sad ones, inspiring stories and challenging ones…and even just plain silly stories. For more information, contact us at info@acrosstheages.org.

 

 

 


OCTOBER 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. Here are our special events for October:

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “Storyteller 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, October 11th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Casino Time 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. J

 

Monday, October 30th, 6:00-7:00 PM – Halloween Treats at Signature – Our volunteer group at Signature Health Care will be bringing treats for the residents during their usual Monday visit. Costumes (not too scary) are welcome!

 

Thursday, October 26th, 2:30-3:30 PM – Birthday Celebration at Parklands – Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in October. 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!

 

Various Nursing Home Halloween Parties – Most of the nursing homes we serve have some sort of party for the residents for Halloween. If you are interested in helping out with something like this, please contact us and we will help you get the information you need.

 


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 at info@acrosstheages.org and let us know if you plan to attend one of these events so that our coordinators can be on the lookout for you.


 

This is the October 2017 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages nursing home outreach.
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