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LITA of Contra Costa

LITA  of CC  Love Is The Answer

LITA has an on-going need for Friendly Visitors at LITA served nursing facilities in El Cerrito,
El Sobrante, Martinez and Pleasant Hill. On average over half of residents have no family visiting. Family members out of state often call LITA to request a volunteer Visitor /Helper to drop in once a week or more if volunteer schedule allows. LITA volunteers serves in this way at skilled nursing Hospitals.

One of the most successful ice breakers is to bring your gentle well behaved pet. Animals are so loving and even residents who can no longer speak or hear can instantly feel the love of a sweet pet.

The staff at this LITA served facility are wonderful and will provide plenty of support and advice. LITA is in close touch with the Activity Director who stays well acquainted with the long term residents and know family, so can also be a source of more information and future support for the volunteer.

Please email Victoriaryan@sbcglobal.net for more information on Greenridge, and outher LITA served West County Skilled Nursing facilites .

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About LITA of Contra Costa

Location:

PO BOX 121, 135 Prospect Avenue, PORT COSTA, CA 94569, US

Mission Statement

"Love Is The Answer" LITA of Contra Costa (since 1980) involves community members of all ages, educating and supporting youth, students families and aspiring artsts to be Volunteers to fulfill our Mission to imporve qualiaty of life for senior & disabled persons living full time in nursing care as well as memory care and assisted living facilities in Contra Costa County.

Description

LITA of CC maintaints an average of 50 volunteers monthly who serve in over 30 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, primarily in Contra Costa County. LITA is non-sectarian. There is no charge for LITA volunteer services.

MUSIC AWAKENINGS: LITA has long supported the miracle of Music to enhance healing & joy. Volunteers program IPods especially for an individual patient (who may have speech, sight or social disabilities) with 4 or more hours of music from their prime of life. Songs on the play list stimulate golden memories, reducing stress, insomnia , agitation depression and alleviating sundowning. Spontaneously singing along with beloved lyrics, patients has created new pathways torestore speech.

LITA of Contra Costa consistently encourages Intergeneration Appreciation, with events and holiday or project visits for groups from preschool through High School and College. Family visits are also encouraged and supported within this Love Is The Answer volunteer program.

Arts Volunteers at all ages & levels of perfecting audio/visual, music, dance, acting, poetry and other performing & fine arts, share these gifts with seniors in continuing care. Our most popular LITA program is Pet Visitors bringing gentle dogs, cats, turtles birds.. Year round LITA manages dozens of Pet Parade Events.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greenridge Senior Care2150 Pyramid DriveSkilled Nursing buildingEl Sobrante, CA 94806

(37.98074,-122.32834)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week friendly visits
  • LITA has a volunteer application and each facility will have one as well

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