Updated: Jul 11
Family Lifeline Volunteer Newsletter
August 20, 2021 | Volume 2 | Issue 1
In this issue:
- National Senior Citizens Day
- Participant highlight, poem
- Are YOU a veteran?
- Activity idea
- Friendly Baskets of Cheer
- Looking ahead
National Senior Citizens Day: August 21, 2021
Celebrated annually on August 21st
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this holiday to raise awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life.
Today, seniors are still active in their communities and continue to have a strong presence in the workforce.
By 2034, approximately 78 million people aged 65 and older will reside
in America. This figure will surpass the the population under the age of 18 for the first time in the nation’s history.
I Am So Thankful
By participant Mrs. Pearl Wilson
I am so thankful
just to be alive.
I am so thankful
just to see the cars pass.
Oh Lord, we must begin to
tell our children hate is not the answer
to our problems.
We must learn to love one another,
no matter what color our skin may be.
It is not the color of the skin God wants,
He only wants our souls.
I am so thankful Lord,
because I can love everybody regardless
of the color of their skin.
So, Mothers and Fathers get busy,
carry out God’s will so our children’s
children can have a better understanding towards their sisters and brothers.
Calling All Veterans!
Participants and volunteers: If you are a veteran please let us know.
Call or text 804-402-6338 today with your name and branch of service.
Take turns sharing favorite childhood stories and memories.
Friendly Baskets of Cheer
Annual event planning starts in September
- Participant phone calls
- Donation requests
- Volunteer recruitment
To all born in July, August, & September!
Volunteer Naman Baraya
Washington University in St. Louis
Major Biology & Minor Anthropology
Volunteer Sruchika Sabu
VCU School of Medicine
starting Pediatric Residency in New Jersey
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
Volunteer Caitlin McNitt
June 5, 2021
Volunteer Kyle Rene
Baby Boy born June 25, 2021
- 3rd Thursdays, 5:30PM, new volunteer training
- August 21, National Senior Citizens Day
- November 11, Veterans Day