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Tag Archives: Volunteering
Acting as a volunteer can help heal your grief and pain
Our Tip of the Month: The “post-holiday blues” is a common phenomenon. Although many people feel relieved that the hustle and bustle is over, the let-down is often very hard for those dealing with grief. Volunteering is great way to ease … Continue reading
Pay tribute to a loved one and help your own grieving process through service
Our Tip of the Week: In the wake of the loss of your beloved, it can be difficult to think of anything, or anyone, else. Grief can be all-consuming, and while you may not feel up to service projects, it’s been … Continue reading
Executive Director Andrew Gaines shows us how Ashby Village can support independent living for the elderly through community support
Today, SevenPonds speaks with Andrew Gaines, Executive Director for Ashby Village, a community and volunteer organization for the elderly or aging in Berkeley, CA. After serving as Executive Director for Earthdance in the 1990’s, Andrew guided the development of several multi-family … Continue reading
Amity Overall-Laib of the National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) speaks up about how to find resources to help improve the quality of life in long term care facilities for the elderly and what you can do to help.
Today SevenPonds speaks with Amity Overall-Laib, a representative of the National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) in Washington DC. Throughout her career she has championed the practice of individualized care and of cultural change for elderly residents living in … Continue reading
Make-a-Wish Aids the Healing Process of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Jennifer Wilson is the Marketing and Promotions Manager for the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation. Make-a-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions all around the country, and the Greater Bay Area Chapter serves 17 counties around the San … Continue reading