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Nov 1, 2015

Nursing Home News--November 2015

This is the November 2015 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages Nursing Home Network



During this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters for all you do throughout the year to serve our brothers and sisters in nursing homes, and to make Friends Across the Ages Nursing Home Volunteer Network the unique community that it is. Whether you are a regular weekly one-to-one volunteer, a board member, a supporter, or occasional participant, we appreciate you and all you do. If we’ve learned anything from our years with this organization, it is that seemingly small things really do make a big difference. We feel privileged to know so many caring people through this organization, and want you to know how much we value your participation in this endeavor to “bridge generations through ageless friendship.”





Mark your calendars now for the annual Friends Across the Ages Holiday Party!  It will be held Sunday, December 6thth from 2:00-4:00pm at Park Meadows Health and Rehab.  This annual event has become a long standing tradition with our organization.  We start with some caroling with the residents in the dining room, and then proceed to the conference room for holiday treats, volunteer recognitions, and holiday visiting time with one another.  All volunteers, supporters, friends and family are welcome. Watch for more information in our December Nursing Home News (including location, which is still being firmed up).



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 November:


Wednesday, November 4th, 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, November 11th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Casino Time at Parklands – A 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, November 19th, 2:30-3:30 PM – Birthday celebration – 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!



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 at 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 November 2015 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages nursing home outreach.
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