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.