Rosemary Horner , Executive Director, announced that the second meet and Greet for Adopt A Nursing Home Patient will be held on April, 29, 2017. The start time is 9:30 and should end at 10:30. It will be held at 50 Union Ave, in the the 8th floor conference room.
if you have been thinking about volunteering or just want to know more about us please come.
Also, we will again, assemble our care packages immediately after for our next large group event at a local nursing home. We welcome any contributions.
The planned items are:
socks, lotion, toothbrushes, toothepaste, tissues, and combs. We are also desiring to add a pen , small notepad and chapsticks(or Vaseline) to the package. We are planning packages for 63 patients. Please contact Mamie, her number is below, if you can help with any of these items.
If you can attend please RSVP at 973-371-9718 by April 25, 2017 Tell Mamie to have a cup of coffee or tea ready for you.
Hope to see you there!
PS if you cannot make it but want to donate to the cause it is welcomed.
It was sleeting and the roads were attacked with water and ice. A few of our volunteers contacted us to say they could not make it. A few were also battling with colds and flu. But a few brave souls and board members were able to provide a memorable event.
Inside the dining room was transformed to a warm exciting coloring feast The elements outside could not put a damper on the excited residents who attended.
Ray Horner Jr. began to paint a beautiful butterfly. Interacting with the patients at the same time.
Ray also created a coloring page that each resident with the assistance of volunteers and board members choose from an assortment of coloring markers, pencils and crayons to color. The stimulation for each patient made it hard to end the session. But dinner had to replace the coloring pages on the tables.
Raymond completed his picture and donated it to the facility.
Some patients colored more than one page. The result was a matrix of pictures they will hang in their rooms. The music was good, the laughter was hearty, the songs sung gave hope on a rainy day.
There were several prizes given out for the oldest, youngest veterans, etc. And each patient went back to their rooms with a beautiful gift bag of lotion, comb, toothbrush, tooth paste, tissues and socks.
We held out very first Meet and Greet on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Irvington. NJ courtesy of Novus Equities in their beautiful conference room.
In attendance were those who wanted to volunteer, board members and those who will help us with their wisdom, expertise and prayers.
Each person had an opportunity to share a passion snd expertise they had a desire to share with someone else.
After the meeting we conducted an assembly line to create gift packages for the upcoming Art Demonstration and coloring page event at a local nursing home on February, 12, 2017.
And the result was 61 gift bags with lotion, tissues, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks.