Market on the Move must have delivered to 70+ folks on Saturday. What a swift, effective, nutritious way to serve our clients. Alan, thanks for all the planning and sending us lots of outside vols to do this task. We showed up at 6 and were done at 9! Simple. You all can do the math: 8 teams, 10 dollars per team x 60 pounds of produce. Lend A Hand is truly sharing its wealth. Want to be on the list of volunteers? Once a month is not too big a chunk of time. Call Alan Adler 909-5204
Food Bank Visit last week enabled me to see and discover: cell phones available for free through government; eyeglasses are available there too, with eye check; food is of course available. A good place for connection to other service.
Senior Canteen had 15 join in the fun of board games last Tuesday. We had wonderful treats left over from the Board Meeting the day before. Join us next month June 18th for social and fun.
BRAVO Adam McDaniel and Bill Crouse for moving, ever so slightly, a trailer on one of our senior's lots. This was not an usual LAH job. It was a HUGE TASK.
Women's Plaza at the UA will accept nominations for our Tucson Women to be acknowledged in the plaza. I know my Mom deserves such honor having taught many years in TUSD and serving in WWII, etc. I can think of several of our women, right away, who deserve that same recognition. It means writing a nomination paper and raising 250 dollars from family and friends for engraving name and note for the permanent plaza marker. LAH is not to be the only promoter of this idea, but we can share with family and friends and plant the seed.
I have a pamphlet with further info thanks to a new volunteer, Megan.
Call Michele - 248-6882
I trained 4 new volunteers for LAH this morning. They each bring special expertise and experiences to our corps. I am always amazed at our talent!
We have inroads into the U of A Women's Plaza, a dog owner whose dog earned visitation credentials at a nursing home, Master Gardening and/or yardwork and light maintenance, a young couple who just wants to be of help with lots of background in many things.
I met with and trained 5 young women at Amparo who may serve as volunteers who do friendly visits and do housecleaning.
I interviewed one new client today.
Saturday, May 25 is the next Market oh The Move produce delivery to our clients--67 who are interested. We have them broken down by neighborhoods with names and addresses for delivery. If you can clear your Saturday from 7-10 or so, and have a car and like to make a visit with seniors, let Alan Adler know, 909-5204. We begin at Northminster Presbyterian on corner of Ft. Lowell and Tucson Blvd.
Tuesday, May 21 is Senior Canteen Board Games Fun.
1-3:30p.m. at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, Mountain and Adelaide.
Call for more info: 248-6882
Wednesday Writing Group is looking for new members who want to express themselves in writing--poetry? story? memoir? essay? fiction?
Call Vicki for more information 248-8621
Total mileage: 1250 mi.
Total hours spent with our seniors 254 hrs
# seniors served in April: 55
# number of volunteers in April: 30
Jim K. received a lovely send off to Chandler with a special outdoor party hosted by Laura Aldag and Curtis Reinbold. Betty M. ventured out in a debut of sorts. Many friends and family were present for Jim. He will always be a Senior Neighbor Emeritus for LAH as he supported us in so many countless ways. His writing can be enjoyed by going through the LAH website: www.lahseniorhelp.org
Brian S. turned 60 though he appears to be 40! Ah, youth! Happy Birthday, Brian! His sister, Nancy planned, prepared and hosted a lovely gathering for Brian and his many friends.
Mary M. turns 101 this week! Remember last year's birthday bash? She vows to keep it simple this year with only a two hour party period and just cake and ice cream. Many Happpy Returns, Mary.
Senior Canteen this week will be meeting at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ from 1-3 with one of our own, David D. showing his diarorama of San Xavier Mission. It is a detailed beauty which we saw in person at our last Canteen. Refreshments and a surprise activity will also be on the agenda. All are welcome.
Jane Hoffmann and friends of LAH sponsored and conducted another successful yardsale last weekend. Many thanks for your loyalty and dedication! $1300+ was earned for LAH programs.
LAH IS PART OF A PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL WARMING/WEATHER CHANGES AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. THERE ARE SO MANY UNTHOUGHT OF EFFECTS AND SO MANY REPERCUSSIONS WITH SUCH A DISASTER. MANY GOOD AND EXPERIENCED VOICES ARE PART OF THE PLANNING. IT IS AN HONOR TO BE AMONG THEM. MORE WILL FOLLOW ON THE EVENT .
LAH needs drivers for once a month if the Market on the Move delivery system is to work. Can you spare 2 hrs once a month for this morning project? Call Michele
Carne Asada dinner with all the trimmings prepared authentically and served in a beautiful outdoor setting is this Saturday: April 20 in the Richland Heights East Neighborhood. $35 per person to benefit LAH programs. Contact Wallace Kinkade through email: email@example.com
Happy Passover Week or Happy Holy Week or Happy Spring--it is a beautiful change of seasons.
San Xavier Mission on our senior canteen trip last week was so lovely. Fifteen of us enjoyed the company, the weather, the sights, the snacks, the history and culture. Our refugee elders also were introduced to the Dove of the Desert and marvelled at the similarities to their Hindu shrines and loved the view of the countryside from the mountain trek. Others of us could not make it up the hill with walkers and wheelchairs, but still loved the day.
Our next trip and Canteen will be at the San Xavier Mission