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ORGANIZATION: LITA (Love Is The Answer)



Since 1975, LITA Marin has provided friendship and support to the older adults of Marin County, California. As a nonprofit we have more than 100 volunteers of every age that bring a caring spirit and listening ear to long-term care facility residents. LITA establishes friendships for someone who may be alone or does not receive regular visitors.The mission of LITA is to improve the quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities throughout Marin County by providing volunteer visitors. LITA promotes friendships that lessen isolation and loneliness, and increase public awareness of the needs of residents of long-term care facilities.We welcome individuals who have community, business, non-profit, and previous board member participation experience!

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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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