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Dec 6, 2010

Nursing Home News - December 2010

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~*DECEMBER 2010 ~*~


Join us THIS SUNDAY for our annual Holiday Party!


Just a reminder... Friends Across the Ages will be hosting its annual Holiday Party at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care this coming Sunday, December 5th, at 2:30pm. Directions can be found at: To RSVP, please contact Heather ( by Friday. We will meet in the dining room at 2:30 for caroling with the residents, and then we will adjourn to another room for a small celebration and recognition of our volunteers. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!


Be on the look out for our Holiday Newsletter... coming soon!


 We are working on our Holiday Newsletter and plan to send it out within the next week. Please notify us of any address changes so that we can include you on our mailing list! 

Our volunteers have gleaned many wonderful stories from their friends in nursing homes, including some of the residents' favorite holiday memories. We are excited to share these stories with you, along with updates on new volunteers, volunteer anniversaries, memorials, and a special project conducted by Palm Garden residents and volunteers. Stay tuned for all of these stories, and more!





Thursday, December 2nd at 1:30PM - “Storytellers Society” at Parklands- These group gatherings are a wonderful way to share, reminisce, and truly get to know the residents at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.

Sunday, December 5th from 2:30 to 4:30PM – "Holiday Party" at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care- Come join us for our annual holiday party at NFRSC this Sunday. We will meet in the dining room for caroling, followed by a small celebration for our volunteers. Refreshments will be served, so come hungry! All volunteers are welcome. Please RSVP to Heather ( if you plan to attend. 

Saturday, December 11th at 3:00PM- “Pre-Christmas Flute Concert” at Gainesville Health Care Center- Christine Alicot, a local flute teacher, and her students will be performing a concert for the residents of GHCC. Volunteers are welcome!

Monday, December 13th from 6:45 to 8:00 PM – "A Night of Caroling" at Signature - The volunteers at Signature Health Care have planned an evening of caroling for the residents. Volunteers from other nursing homes are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to let us know if you plan on coming. The caroling will begin at 7:00pm, so please arrive by 6:45! 

Thursday, December 16th at 1:30 PM – “Casino Time” at Parklands - A monthly event at Parklands Nursing and Rehab – By popular demand, Steve visits Parklands to deal blackjack and poker for the residents (who play for prizes).  He can always use some extra dealers, so let us know if you’d like to come join the fun!

Thursday, December 30th at 2:30 PM - "Birthday Celebration" at Parklands – Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in December. 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 all nursing home events. Directions to the nursing homes can be found at:

Events are open to everyone (children are welcome at most events, but please inquire first). Please contact us and let us know the events that you will be attending, so that our coordinators may be on the lookout for you.   Please call 352-381-1117 or e-mail us at

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