Thanksgiving 11/28- 29 Holiday Gift Cards Crafting for Seniors in Skilled Nursing Hospitals

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LITA of Contra Costa

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Card Makers at Port Costa school

LITA's fifth annual holiday card making event is the ideal outing to bring your family and friends together, or do something on your own for others on Thanksgiving Day or Friday, day after Thanksgiving.

Event takes place in the quaint town of Port Costa at the Historic School now our Community Center. Enter our work area left side of building downstairs, past swing set and rose garden in the side door.Plenty of room to work, tables chairs and some crafting materials provided.

We will be making cheerful senior friendly holiday greeting cards, distributed by LITA caroling groups to o those elder and disabled folks in over 12 Contra Costa County skilled nursing facilities.

We have basic red. white or bright green paper and some other crafting supplies;Suggest you bring scissors, scotch tape or rubber cement, Old holiday wrapping paper or cards to cut out cute images

Please no glue guns or loose glitter (Never drys in time and Makes clean up a nightmare)!!

Share the Spirit is donating some art supplies and coffee, fruit, nuts, juices coco & cookies for all volunteers

Last year's production resulted in 620 beautiful, funny and touching cards made and hand delivered to each hospital resident by LITA of CC caroling groups during

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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

Thu Nov 28, 2019 - Sat Feb 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM  

WHERE

#1 Plaza Del HombreHistoric SchoolFirst floor past rose gardenPort Costa, CA 94569

(38.04032,-122.1888)
 

SKILLS

  • Drawing
  • Elder care
  • Painting
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 3
  • Two hour sessions suggested which you sign up for in advance
  • Email application help us plan seating and supplies: days, hours and how many volunteers LITA will need to provide for.

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