Can you believe it's almost the end of June?! Time flies when you're volunteering for LHA. This week, we are happy to have introduced Toks, Seema, Liana and Kristen to our team! They are excited to meet residents who have just signed up. Additionally, this past week marked the first time we were able to meet some residents in person! We have met with them for over 2 months virtually and it was an incredible experience to meet them in person. As social distancing restrictions wane, we can't wait to meet more of the residents in person!! We were able to donate an iPad as well as several art supplies! Stay tuned to our social media pages to see some more photos.
Good afternoon! Week 9 encompassed several smiles, lots of laughter and cheerful conversations. Riya, our website editor is continuing to update several areas of the website. Check out our Press and About Us pages to see the new designs! The new counter on the home page of our website displays how many living facilities we work with, as well as how many sessions we have held. We just updated it today, so be sure to take a look! Shoutout to our volunteers Ivy and Caroline for being recognized by some Activities directors for hosting amazing sessions with residents! We were recently featured in CBS Chicago, Authority Magazine and Chicago Tonight on WTTW! Links to the articles and segment are on our press page. Please help spread the word about our organization to other students who may be interested in signing up to be a volunteer!
Hello everyone! This week was our 2 month mark! We began working with some new senior living facilities and look forward to meeting the residents! We have continued building friendships with our current residents, some of which we’ve been meeting regularly for almost 6 weeks! Our volunteers hosted 6 virtual bingo sessions this week and several other game sessions! One of our volunteers, Mia, started hosting virtual painting lessons as well. We just donated art supplies and devices to three different facilities and are preparing to send even more packages in the coming weeks. Congressman Quigley from Illinois's 5th congressional district joined our team meeting this past Friday! His words of advice were very helpful and we are thankful to have met such a wonderful leader. Please remember to help spread the word about our organization and stay tuned to our social media pages for more posts! You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Hi everyone! Week 7 has flown by! We continued to meet with all the residents in our one-on-one meetings, and hosted 4 mini concerts! Our volunteers sang, played the piano, the flute and the drums. We also hosted 3 trivia game sessions and 2 bingo sessions! Our newest volunteers are Rachael, Natalie and Carissa, and they look forward to meeting our new residents. We have received six donations of electronic devices and art supplies! Thank you to all of our wonderful donors, and stay tuned to our social media pages for photos and posts about these donations! Have a great week and stay safe!