As we age, many of us will eventually need some form of long-term care. Unfortunately, many older adults living in nursing homes may not receive the social interaction and attention they need on a daily basis. This is where volunteers can make a big difference. […]
Welcome to 2023!
To be sure, for the most part, it’s all good. I have few regrets from 2022; if only I wish I had more time to accomplish all that I have in my heart. But that’s ok. I’ve learned over the years to keep taking one step at a time and to prioritize those ideas.
Eskaton – “Dawn of a New Day”
Lyndsey: I am in charge of onboarding training and managing all the volunteer services for all of the Eskaton communities. We have 31 different communities . I’m responsible for recruiting, onboarding and managing volunteer services.
Paul: Are you the volunteer coordinator for all 31 communities?
Making a Real Difference in 2022!
You can make a real difference to someone in 2022!
Welcome to VolunCheerLeader!
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 […]
For as long as I have breath…
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 […]
“They are not just committed to the mission…they are living it!”
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 […]
Re-Imagining Your Volunteer Workforce
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 […]
Ending the pain of social isolation
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 […]
Creating the Volun-Cheer Force – Review
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. […]