Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA) has recently expanded into San Diego County to connect older adults to caring individuals from their own communities.
On April 30 VAA will host a pre- Mother’s Day Tea Party at Carefree Ranch, a senior trailer park in Escondido. Volunteers will serve tea and refreshments from 2 – 4 p.m., and will also judge a hat contest and play games that encourage the participating seniors to socialize with their peers.
Volunteer Action for Aging Mother’s Day Tea Party for Seniors
Carefree Ranch (Senior Trailer Park) 211 N. Citrus Ave. Escondido, CA 92027
Volunteer Action for Aging is operated by Independence at Home (IAH) a not-for-profit organization founded to help older adults and disabled people stay in their homes and communities for as long as safely possible.
Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA) program, a volunteer network, was created to connect seniors and disabled adults to caring individuals from their own communities.
Volunteer coordinators recruit, vet and train volunteers interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of people who often live in isolation. Volunteers regularly call seniors, conduct friendly home visits, and participate in activities that offer social contact that results in a higher quality of life.
VAA volunteers provide a valuable source of reassurance and social contact. Volunteer opportunities are available through the following activities: • Trained volunteers provide comfort and companionship with friendly visits • Hygiene kit assembly and distribution • Cell phone connection • Style days • Gift bag and food deliveries • Ice cream socials • Film screenings • Guided autobiography classes and story sharing • Serve days • Letter writing to servicemen and women and distribution • Give Back Club • Rhythm and drumming circles • Arts and crafts workshops • Music for the Soul performances and sing-a-longs
If you would like to participate in the VAA program, as a volunteer or a recipient, contact IAH today: Independence at Home VAA Volunteer Coordinator 3800 Kilroy Airport Way Ste. 100 Long Beach, CA 90806 562-637-7178 phone 562-492-9236 fax IndependenceAtHome.org