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Apr 9, 2007

Nursing Home News -- April 2007


Itís only 2 weeks away!The Fourth annual Bingo-A-Thon event will be held on Saturday, April 21st.The event itself will run from 2:15-3:30 at five nursing homes around Gainesville (most one-to-one volunteers will go to the nursing home they usually visit).Then, the ďWrap-UpĒ party, with lots of great food, will be held from 4-6PM that same day, over at Barr Systems where our office is located.

Double check that your calendar is marked now, and if you havenít let us know yet whether you are coming to the event, please reply to this email and let us know.

One important note:The event will NOT be a fundraiser this year.That means you donít have to get a pledge form and collect pledges.All you have to do is come out to enjoy the fun and brighten the day of nursing home residents everywhere!There will be plenty of prizes for the nursing home residents, and all volunteers will receive a brand new 2007 Friends Across the Ages t-shirt for FREE!

This is our biggest event of the year, so donít miss it!When you count the number of volunteers and residents that participate (about 100 of each last year), it just might be the biggest annual celebration for nursing home residents held anywhere in the State of Florida.

One last time Ė If you havenít done so (or arenít sure you did), donít forget to email us and let us know if youíll be attending.We need to know how many volunteers weíll have.


Wednesday, April 11th, Noon Ė 1:30PM Ė The Activity Director at Parklands Nursing and Rehab has asked if any volunteers could help push residents up to the newly remodeled Steak Ní Shake at that time.Let us know if you can help.About 10 residents plan to go.This is not an official Friends event but a few of us are planning to help out.

Saturday, April 21st, 2-6PM Ė BINGO-A-THON!!!See details above or visit This event will be held at 5 different nursing homes, all at the same time.Volunteers will only go to one nursing home.

Thursday, April 26th, 3-4PM -- Birthday celebration -- Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in April. Meet us in the dining room where we'll have singing and cake. Volunteers are needed to help gather the residents together, serve the cake, sing, clean up, etc.†


Remember, be sure to check above to find out the nursing home at which an event will be held.† Directions to all the nursing homes can be found at:

All events are open to everyone (children are welcome at most events, please inquire). If you've never been to a nursing home before, feel free to reply to this email and let the coordinators (Steve and Allison Blay) know what events you'll be attending, so they will be looking for you. You can also call them at 381-1117.†

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