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Sep 1, 2017

Nursing Home News--September 2017

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

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS, AND WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS!

 

We would like to extend a very warm welcome back to all of our college student volunteers who were gone for the summer and have now returned. We know your friends at the nursing home are glad to see you and are eager to hear all your stories from the summer. We are glad you are back!

 

We would also like to welcome those new volunteers who have joined us since the beginning of the school year. New volunteer applications are coming in all the time. It is always so heartening to meet people who care enough to take that step of becoming a volunteer in order to share their time with our friends at the nursing homes. We are glad to have you all with us!

 


KARAOKE PARTY!

We had so much fun at the Karaoke Party we had at NFRSC last month that we decided to do it again, this time at Signature Health Care. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we are able to pull up any song the residents—or volunteers—request! Please join us for some singing and refreshments on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 AM. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact us at info@acrosstheages.org.


SEPTEMBER 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 September:

 

Wednesday, September 6th, 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. This month we will be reading from a book about Abraham Lincoln.

 

Wednesday, September 13th, 10:30-11:30 AM— “Art with Carolina” at Parklands--Our wonderful volunteer and resident artist Carolina will be moving away soon, and we are so sad to see her go. But before she leaves, she has agreed to lead us in one more art event. Come be creative with the residents at Parklands Nursing and Rehab.

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 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. 

 

Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00-11:30 AM – “Karaoke Party” at Signature –See article above for details, and contact us at info@acrosstheages.org if you’d like to join us!

 

Thursday, September 28th, 2:30-3:30 PM -- Birthday celebration at ParklandsHelp us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in September. 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!

 

 


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 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 info@acrosstheages.org


 

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