Now, Jim alerts us to the new program at Albertson's which will earn a Cuisinart appliance. He asks your help to collect the stamps and cards and get them into his hands. His email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparently, Jim tells everyone at the coffee shop about his project; they help too.
Writing Group celebrates 4 years! Lesley and Michele planned and offered what they thought was a 5 week writing course for our senior neighbors in order to set down memories or family stories. That was 4 years ago, September 15th. Guess what? Our LAH Senior Writing Group still meets regularly every week. A special luncheon celebration is planned with current members and their support members who type, post and organize their work for online audiences. Help us to celebrate them and their works by reading, enjoying, and posting comments to writers. They are some of our LAH GEMS! http://lahseniorwriters.wordpress.com/
LEND A HAND Senior Canteen is meeting Tuesday, September 25th from 10-12 noon at the TIARC Offices on Grant and Columbus. Our refugee elders are hosting us as we learn more about their journey to Tucson from Nepal and Bhutan. They are also some of our LAH GEMS. All are welcome.
- Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities (TIARC)
- 4224 E. Grant Road (Grant and Columbus near Casa Molina) 10:00-12:00 noon
- Special refreshments to follow.
- For rides or information call: 248-6882
Friendly Visits are currently in demand. We have a lady in Winterhaven, a couple near Tucson Blvd and Glenn and a gentleman near Water and Tucson Blvd., as well as a gentleman at Glenn and Tucson Blvd. They are all terrific folks who have stories to share and time to spare. Would you be a friendly visitor each week or two?
JLT CARES is a program which has engaged LAH and Junior League in an alliance which helps senior homeowners receive upgrades in their homes for safety, security, and efficiency. We are in our 3rd year of this work where LAH identifies potential recipients to JLT and they visit with the homeowner to see what can be done. It is not a major renovation, but a small, day long upgrade of household needs. Some changes made in some of our 15 or so homes so far: higher toilets, faucets, shower chairs and safety bars, security doors, lever door handles (instead of knobs), efficiency light bulbs, temperature controls, new mailboxes, new tiled floors, new deadbolt locks, a new fridge, some cosmetic work on exterior or interior, new clothesline, ramps, yardwork, etc.
If you know of a senior who might benefit from this project in your neighborhoods, contact Michele 248-6882. About 5 homes a year are done. Our first walkthrough is Saturday and Dennis's home!
When the day arrives for the workforce to do their magic, it is a sea of red shirts: The women and their husbands and other friends work in shifts to get the jobs done. See it and believe it: go to http://www.juniorleagueoftucson.org or JLTCARES. This is a ten minute video--the proof of their good work.
Meet Nancy and Brian, sister and brother, LAH seniors. They live together in their childhood home. Both parents are gone, but their legacy lives on in Nancy's care of her brother and Brian's amazing life. I was priveledged to meet them recently and to take Brian to his favorite, bocce ball, and also to the bowling alley. What a great conversation we had. I was among the most animated groups of people dedicating themselves to keeping their adult mentally challenged children active. Brian, though one of these adults, is a sparkplug in his neighborhood, in a Civitan Club, in his church. He and Nancy have seen the world on many different cruises. but have slowed down recently with health concerns. They are two more of our LAH GEMS.
Sept 22 the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ Teens and LAH will join forces for making a difference day. The plan is in the afternoon when the teens will return for a morning downtown feeding the homeless to work and visit with the LAH neighbors. Work? Housework or yardwork and friendly visits for a couple of hours. Thanks, MACC and Jessica! If you have any senior neighbor who needs some light help, call Michele for that day. 248-6882
Oct 27 the Official Make a Difference Day will see some University of Arizona students helping a few neighbors with LAH. Again, let me know if you want someone special to benefit from some hours of service work.
Greek Fest will be Sept. 20-22. Our LAH parking lot will be handled by Murray DeArmond. There are just a few more slots to fill to work the lot.
Contact Murray for more info: Dearmond1@cox.net
November 10 is the LAH bi-annual yardsale. Save your items and donate or come see us at a new location TBA. Contact Wallace Kinkade for more info: email@example.com