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Aug 1, 2016

Nursing Home News--August 2016

This is the August 2016 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages nursing home outreach



The start of the new school year is almost here! We are excited to welcome back many of our college student volunteers this month who have been away over the summer, and also some of our other regular volunteers who have been traveling. Please let us know if you need any assistance as you get back in the swing of things. Also, the beginning of a new school year is a great time to begin a new volunteer endeavor. Perhaps you are on our list but have never volunteered with us… or volunteered with us in the past and have been considering becoming active again. Perhaps you have a friend or family member who is interested in volunteering. Or maybe you already are a regular volunteer but would like to add something new to your routine, like one of our group activities. Whatever your situation, a new school year is a great time to make new plans. We welcome any questions you might have—just contact



Thank you to all who came out for our “Trivia Across the Ages” event at North Florida Rehab this past month. This was our third time trying this event and every time it seems to be a big hit with both residents and volunteers. Watch for another possible reprise of this event coming soon to a nursing home near you!


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 August:


Wednesday, August 3rd, 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, August 17th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – “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. 


Thursday, August 25th, 2:30-3:30 PM -- Birthday celebration -- Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in August. 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!




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

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


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