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LITA (Love Is The Answer)

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Location

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

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for persons living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities and retirement residences throughout Marin County by providing volunteer visitors as one-to-one friends. LITA promotes friendships that lessen isolation and loneliness. LITA increases public awareness of the needs of residents of long-term care facilities.

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






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