VISIT with OLDER ADULTS in Marin Care & Retirement facilities

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ORGANIZATION: LITA (Love Is The Answer)



LITA introduces and matches volunteers to residents living in long-term care facilities in Marin, planting the seeds of friendship. This improves quality of lives, provides comfort, helps to decrease loneliness and isolation. Requirements are minimal to Volunteer with LITA: An interview/orientation, and an ability to commit to visits on a regular basis. Visits can be made mornings or afternoons any day of the week. Call (415) 472-5482 or email to volunteer@litamarin.org, to set up an interview and orientation.

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About LITA (Love Is The Answer)

Location:

4340 Redwood Hwy, Suite #F 103, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1975, nonprofit organization LITA (Love is the Answer) is a Marin county that strives to improve the quality of life for older adults living in long-term care facilities and private homes by providing volunteer friends for regular visits and a variety of volunteer programs specifically designed to create meaningful connections. With the steady increase of Marin County's older adult population, LITA's programs to help cultivate mutually enriching social connections through: One-to-One friends Bridging Generations Bridging Thru Music Family Connections Caring Connections Pet Connections Seniors in the Park Technology TuneUp LITA works with and places volunteers primarily in retirement and long-term care licensed communities. Through volunteer recruitment, screening and interviewing, volunteers are assessed for volunteer visiting readiness. Pets are evaluated and assessed for the Pet Connection program based on professional pet agency guidelines. References are a requirement and contacted for volunteering with LITA. Volunteer orientations are scheduled per Director and Volunteer availability. LITA's Director of volunteers provides ongoing and as-needed guidance and support. Some of the County events LITA participates in are the annual Marin County Senior Fair, and CVNL's Volunteer Fair. LITA also partners with the Marin County Parks for 4 "Day in the Park" outings.

Description

LITA connects lonely & isolation through:

  • One-to-One Friends
  • Bridging Generations
  • Bridging Thru Music & the Arts
  • Family Connections
  • Caring Connections
  • Pet Connections
  • Memory Care Buddies
  • Seniors in the Park

Pre & Post Pandemic: LITA works with and places volunteers in retirement and long-term care licensed communities. Through volunteer recruitment, screening and interviewing, volunteers are assessed for volunteer visiting readiness. Pets are evaluated and assessed for the Pet Connection program based on professional pet agency guidelines.

Requirements to Volunteer:
  • Background Check
  • References
  • Orientation
  • Official ID or driver's license
  • COVID Vaccine & Booster card
Other Events:
  • Brown bag lunch & learns
  • Memory Care Buddies workshops
  • Volunteer celebration events
  • Marin Senior Fair
  • CVNL's Volunteer Fair
Partnerships:
  • Vivalon
  • Visit.org
  • Muttville Senior Dog Rescue






CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

Tue Mar 08, 2016 - Mon Jun 30, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

San Rafael, CA 94903

(38.027,-122.54858)
 

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