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Nov 30, 2016

Nursing Home News--December 2016

This is the December 2016 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages Nursing Home Network



Please join us for the annual Friends Across the Ages Holiday Party!  It will be held Sunday, December 4th from 2:30-4:30pm at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care (6700 NW 10th Place, Gainesville).  This annual event has become a long standing tradition with our organization.  We will begin with caroling with the residents of NFRSC 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!


If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to so we can plan to have enough food for everyone!  Directions can be found on our website:  --just scroll down till you see North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care.  We hope to see you there! 




Our winter mailer for this year, with our fall/winter edition of our newsletter, The Bridge, is being sent out today! Watch for it in your mailbox. If you are not on our “snail mail” list, please email us at, and we can still send you a copy. 





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 December:


Sunday, December 4th, 2:30-4:30PM –Friends Across the Ages Holiday Party at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care See above for more details, and please join us for the festivities at NFRSC! Contact for more information or to RSVP.


Wednesday, December 7th, 10:30 – 11:30AM – “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 sharing holiday memories.


Wednesday, December 14th, 10:30 – 11:30AM – “World Series of Poker” at Parklands Come help play poker with the residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab , or just help cheer them on! No real money is involved, though this time we plan to have a huge stack of play money to mimic the real World Series of Poker, and we also will have some special prizes for the residents.

Monday, December 19th, 6:00 PM —Holiday Caroling at Signature -- The volunteers at Signature Health Care have planned an evening of caroling for the residents.  Anyone is welcome to attend, including volunteers from other nursing homes.  The caroling usually lasts about an hour. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.


Thursday, December 29th, 2:30 PM – December Birthday celebrationHelp 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 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 December 2016 newsletter of Friends Across the Ages Nursing Home Network.
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