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.
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 […]
It’s Time for Change!
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 […]
Volunteers During a Crisis
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 […]
Every possible resource will be needed to support an ever-aging population in the U.S.
The Power of Aloha
Discovering the word for compassion in Hawaiian tradition…
Creating a Robust Volunteer Force: It’s not about free labor
Not surprisingly, one of the first objections I get for promoting and creating robust volunteer programs for long-term care communities is that it appears that I’m supporting the use of free labor. Nothing could be further from my mind! For sure, there are a lot […]
Training for Long-Term Care Volunteers Goes Online!
I am thrilled to announce that “Volunteering in Long-Term Communities” volunteer training is now available online!