You can make a real difference to someone in 2022!
As the year comes to a close… I’m taking a few moments to reflect on the past twelve months and look ahead to the next twelve. Of course, 2020 was a disaster with the virus’s onslaught, so I was hoping to get back in the […]
An interview with Katherine Knoble, Community, and Volunteer Program Manager, Capital Caring Health One of the great joys I have is hunting for and discovering great volunteer programs. Moreover, I can tell you that I have found a great one at Capital Caring Health in […]
By now, I believe most of us are hopeful that this year, 2021, will be one filled with a lot more laughter, family get-togethers, vacations, and returning to a somewhat “normal” lifestyle. The danger, though, is that the disturbing and disconcerting feelings of being socially […]
Welcome to VolunCheerLeader! VolunCheerLeader is your source for developing, implementing, revamping or evaluating your nursing home volunteer program! Delivering quality, “person-centered” care is a global need. People from around the world will gather here to collaborate, and to promote the “super” volunteer, the “credentialed” volunteer […]
While searching for articles concerning nursing home volunteers, I came across this article from Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. It spoke to me, particularly in light of the pandemic. As I was reading, I felt a loving, warm embrace as Jeanette shares […]
by Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor at City of Plano I just finished reading “Creating the Volun-Cheer Force: Rethinking the Way We Use Volunteers in Long-Term Care” by Paul Falkowski Ph.D. I first met Paul (virtually) when he interviewed me for the VolunCheerLeader Podcast. […]
As many of you know I strongly believe and have witnessed first hand how volunteers providing in-person companionship in nursing homes are key to providing quality of life for the people living there and while raising the morale of the people working there.
Over the past several months, a microscopic entity forced us to face our fragility and vulnerability. This invisible creature brought our lives to a halt, forced us to live and work in near isolation, and, most egregiously, experience the heartache and extreme pain caused by […]
For the past nine weeks, like many of you, I’ve been sheltering in place with the occasional brief excursion to the grocery or drug store only to hurry home to resume hiding. The one saving grace and antidote for this insanity comes through the online […]