The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Maddy visits every week to read books to our memory care residents at Gianna Homes. We want you to join our volunteer team!
Bring your pet - dog, cat, donkey, rabbit - to visit memory care residents at a small residential home. We see that short visits with animals can improve mood, bring a calming effect, and decrease behavioral issues with our residents. We also believe in the "Eden Alternative" which motivates us to have LIFE around our home. We hope that you can help us add to this joyful atmosphere!
Your pet should be up on their vaccinations and have a calm temperment.
Gianna Homes has two locations - Gianna Homes - Sursum Corda (listed here in Minnetonka) and Gladys' Place (in Plymouth). Both homes are just that - houses that are homes to residents with memory loss. Gladys' Place has 6 residents and Gianna Homes - Sursum Corda has 10 residents. Our mission is "providing memory care iwth a loving kindness that respects the dignity of each resident. Welcome Home!" We hope that you can join us in listening to the stories of our residents and making them feel at home and loved.