Memory Care Buddies Equipment Drive
LITA Volunteer, Christine Gabbard, is hosting a fundraiser to support the new Memory Care Buddies Program....
While LITA has been successful in matching 100s of volunteers, they have found it difficult to make similar connections between volunteers and residents with dementia. Different expectations and strategies are necessary when building a friendship with someone with dementia. So to improve these residents’ well-being and the volunteers’ satisfaction with such an experience, LITA is launching a customized training program for volunteers focused on becoming Memory Care Buddies.
This fundraiser will provide funds to LITA for each volunteer to have a “toolkit” of materials customized to his or her Buddy’s interest (i.e. gardening, mystery novels, types of music, travel, etc). The kit will include:
an iPad mini with photos and apps designed to engage people with memory loss
a pair of headsets for listening to music together
a Pocket Talker in case the resident’s hearing aids are not working
Please consider donating any amount. $10-$100, whatever you feel comfortable donating. You may use this form to donate with a credit card or PayPal or send a check to LITA at 4340 Redwood Hwy, F101, San Rafael, CA 94903), made payable to LITA
You can also purchase items directly from LITA’s Amazon wish list.
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Thank you for donating to LITA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization operating in Marin County since 1975.