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Aug 1, 2014

Nursing Home News--August 2014

This is the August 2014 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



We are making some new plans of our own for the new school year as well. One thing that will definitely be returning this fall is our speaker series, with the next session in October. Watch our September nursing home news for more details! You won’t want to miss this helpful and FREE opportunity to learn more about various topics pertaining to nursing home volunteerism, and how to be a true friend to people of all ages and abilities.


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 August:


Wednesday, August 13th, 10:00 – 11:00PM –Guitar/Flute/Oboe Concert at ParklandsOne of our longtime volunteers is bringing her daughters who play oboe and flute, and Steve will be joining in on the guitar. Anyone else is welcome to join in as well—bring your own instrument! Should be a magical musical morning at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.


Wednesday, August 20th, 10:30 – 11:30PM – Casino Time at ParklandsA monthly event at Parklands Nursing and Rehab – Come help deal blackjack and poker for the residents (who play for prizes), or just help cheer them on!


Thursday, August 28th, 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 call (352) 381-1117 or email


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