Updated: Jul 11
Family Lifeline Volunteer Newsletter
January 19, 2021 | Volume 2 | Issue 3
In this issue:
-Baskets of Cheer THANK YOU
-Project-Elder participants WANTED
-An elder shares
-Welcome to 2022
- Activity idea
WELCOME 2022! Happy New Year!
Thank you to our Baskets of Cheer volunteers!
Elder Participants Wanted
In partnership with the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Family Lifeline has launched a new initiative that trains students on culturally competent and trauma-informed approaches to interviewing older adults.
We want to hear from YOU! Debbie Ward, our Family Lifeline Visiting Volunteer Telephone Reassurance Coordinator, would like to ask you some questions about how VCU students should approach community elders when conducting interviews about ageism, elderhood, social isolation, diversity and equity in aging, financial health, and housing.
YOUR responses will be used to create a "guidebook" for VCU students who enroll in the Gerontology Program's "Interview with an Elder" class.
25 Elder Participants are needed
Must be age 55 and above
Each Elder completing the interview will receive a $50 Gift Card
To participate or for questions, call Debbie Ward, 804 402-6338, by February 2, 2022
Words from an Elder Friend
"My volunteer is a joy to have in my life."
Discover a type of music or artist you both enjoy and spend time listening to it together.
To all born in January, February, & March!
Third Thursdays, monthly, 5:30PM, New Volunteer Training
April 6, Quarter 3 Volunteer Logs due
April 17 - 23, National Volunteer Week
May, Older Americans Month
Share your thoughts!
Your thoughts and ideas are always welcome. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line Newsletter Idea.