A big thank you for Measure A funding which helped LITA volunteers and residents have a lovely afternoon at the Lagoon Park near the Civic Center. There was lemonade, ice cream, music and dogs! What could be more fun?
LITA has now completed two of the six workshops in our Pilot Memory Care Buddies program. The volunteers have been working hard and having a great time! The pilot was developed in response to the growing population of older adults with memory losses to ensure there are community members who can be Buddies for people with dementia.
Thanks to support from a group of employees at Autodesk and Unity in Marin Church, the volunteers are using iPads with music and photo apps on them as well as other interactive programs designed specifically to engage people with memory loss. Future workshops include presentations on the connection between hearing loss and dementia and communication strategies.
LITA’s volunteers would not still be spreading warmth and friendship in Marin if not for our long time community supporters like the Bank of Marin. LITA is grateful for receiving a Community Support grant from the Bank. Thank you!
This beautiful woman was honored at our Volunteer Celebration last January. Virginia received a certificate in recognition of 15 years as a dedicated LITA volunteer, received a shout-out as part of a “Dynamic Duo” volunteer team with her husband, Don, who also volunteer visits a resident friend.
Virginia also received the Pete Croughan Award for having exemplified the unconditional love and compassion that guided esteemed LITA volunteer Pete Croughan’s life since 1993.
We love you Virginia and thank you for your commitment and caring to helping LITA take the lonely out of Aging!
A great time was had by all on Saturday Jan 26th. Volunteers, staff and other community members enjoyed hearing stories of friendships and connections. AlmaVia was a wonderful host, providing a beautiful space and delicious sweet treats. Other facilities who have LITA volunteers also showed their appreciation for the volunteers’ time and energy with generous gift baskets that were raffled off.