24 weeks... already?! That's right! We're so happy to announce that this week marked our 6th month of connecting seniors and youth through the arts. Throughout the past 6 months, we have held over 1700 one-on-one meetings and group activities between our youth volunteers and senior friends at care facilities in the US and Canada. Since we were first founded, we grew from just 4 volunteers to over 60 volunteers! We would not have been able to grow without the love and support of the activity directors we work with and the members of our communities. Join us in celebrating LHA's 6 month mark by spreading the word about what we do to your friends and family, by donating gently-used devices, or by adding us as your charity on Amazon Smile if you can!
Hi there! We're so excited to welcome our new volunteers, Beyza, Monica, Raynne and Shreeya to our team this week! We just received donations of fire tablets and kindles! We're so excited to donate them, and be sure to stay tuned to find out where the donations go! As always, we're continuing to meet with our senior friends and host group activities. Did you know that our volunteers host activities ranging from chair yoga to Google Earth tours? If that sounds exciting then apply to become a volunteer or help us by spreading the word to friends and family. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Happy Sunday! This past week was National Assisted Living week! This one-week celebration serves as an opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year's theme, Caring is Essential, highlighted the hard work and dedication of all the essential caregivers in assisted living facilities across the country. These staff members, including the activity directors, continue to play a critical role in caring for residents in senior living and should be honored for the incredible work they do every day. Shout out to all the activity directors we work with: Connie, Rose, Patrick, Carmen, Samantha, Carol, Kimberly, Becki, Anna, Brianna, Emma, Lajhonta, Shae, Ann, Lisa, Lone', Laura, Bree, Kirsten, Aubrey, Zakiyyah, Beth, Ryan, Kelsey, Mackenzie and Nelida for all their kindness and hard work!
Hey there! With all our volunteers now in the 2020-21 school year, our main volunteering hours are now before 9am CT and after 3:30pm CT on weekdays and any time on weekends. With some of our volunteers in different time zones or enrolled in different types of schooling, we are able to add in other meetings during the day to fit the needs of facilities we work with! As always, don't forget to follow us on social media, visit the donate page of our website, and add us as your charity on Amazon Smile! We truly appreciate the love and support we have been given since we were first founded. Thank you!
It's LHA's 5 month mark!! That's incredible, it feels like just yesterday was our first week. From just 3 meetings with seniors per week, we have progressed to holding 105 regular meetings every week! We are so excited to welcome Emily, Sofia and Lucy to our team as well. Can you believe that we have over 60 volunteers working with us? We have grown rapidly and are continuing to work with new facilities and new volunteers and to donate to more seniors in need. If you know a senior care facility that could use donations of technology and art supplies, please let us know! As always, please reach out with any questions and add us as your charity on Amazon Smile if you can!
Can you believe that August is almost over?! Summer flew by and now we are preparing to transition to the fall! With school starting for all our volunteers, we are still continuing to meet with our senior friends and build new long-lasting friendships. We are excited to welcome our new volunteers, Emily, Roxy and Abigail to our team! Additionally, we are in the process of building chapters in other states, and if you are interested in leading one, let us know! The easiest way to contact us is through our main gmail, email@example.com, but if you have a specific inquiry, visit the About Us page of the website and email a board member who you think could best help you. Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list by DM-ing us your email on social media or by signing up on our website!
Hey there! LHA has gone international!! Not only do we work with facilities in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas, but we also work with a facility in Newfoundland, Canada! Check out the map on on the slider of our home page to see all the facilities we work with. We now have a more advanced email system to better answer your questions, so please visit the About Us page on our website, find the contact information for the board member who could best answer your question and send them an email! We're happy to welcome our new volunteer, Julie to our team as well! As always, don't forget to follow us on all our social media platforms- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!
Hey there! Noticed something new on our website this week? That's because we updated the Senior Share Showcase feature! Since we first started, we have been recording and sharing stories of seniors we meet with. Now, you'll be able to see them all under the gallery tab on our website! Check back every week for new stories. Additionally, were featured in Next Avenue and in the August/September edition of Brain & Life Magazine! We're excited to welcome Nidya to our team as well. Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Feel free to email us or DM us through our social media platforms!
Hello there! We're so excited to announce that this week, we became a 501(c)(3) organization!!! This means that donations and gifts to our organization are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. Additionally, we have welcomed a new volunteer , Natalie M. This week, our volunteer, Amy, hosted our first Chair Yoga activity! As always, please consider donating gently-used devices, or make a donation through our gofundme, amazon wishlist or blick wishlist. Don't forget to check out our merch at zazzle.com/lhamerch!
Happy August! We're so happy to start off our 5th month by announcing that we have held over 1000 virtual visits between our youth volunteers and seniors across the country. This week, we introduced our new volunteers, Fay-Ling, Ethan, Tondum and Nick! We're always excited to expand the LHA family. Many of you have been wondering what'll happen to LHA once school starts. Our goal is to continue to grow and expand LHA for as long as we can. We will adapt to new circumstances, continue to work with new facilities and welcome new volunteers. Please consider following us on social media (twitter, instagram, facebook, linkedin) and donating via our gofundme, blick wishlist or amazon wishlist! And, don't forget to check our our merch at zazzle.com/lhamerch! Don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of the home page. In our July newsletter, we updated subscribers on where we've donated, who we've helped and things that you can do to help out. Shout out to Carissa, our volunteer of the month for logging the hours of meetings during July! Carissa loves exploring the visual arts, including painting, drawing, embroidering, knitting, and basically anything she can create with her hands! She also plays volleyball, and has a huge heart for dogs. She is passionate about making others feel heard and loved.