Pet Visits for Skilled nursing residents in Contra Costa County
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LITA of CC directs all interested Pet Visitors to first look into ARF’s PET HUGPACKprogram. ARF now has a very special LITA liason who oversees LITA served facility placements and looks after LITA volunteers who are Pet Visitors, motivated to comfort senior and disabled persons living in skilled nursing care, as well as many other possible ARF venues. Please learn more about Pet Hug Pack(r) here
About LITA of Contra Costa
PO BOX 121, 135 Prospect Avenue, PORT COSTA, CA 94569, US
"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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
ARF training for Contra Costa County2890 Mitchell Driveopportunities in 2 countiesWalnut Creek, CA 94521
- Elder care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- A one hour twice monthly visits minimum, but weekly preferred
- ,. Please learn more about Pet Hug Pack® here or write firstname.lastname@example.org