“A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.”
-Lydia M. Child
We have just finished our last December activity and are looking forward to the New Year-2020! We have lots of plans including training for new volunteers, adding on nursing homes and assisted living visits, exploring corporate sponsors and grant opportunities, learning how to market and advertise successfully—so much to do. Marge Cirillo from the SBDC at UNF has been a tremendous help and we will continue to utilize her extensive business knowledge to make this venture a huge success.
We know that seniors need communication, socialization and connection to a larger community in order to live full rewarding lives and this is our mission. The experiences we have had reinforce our commitment. We do not operate on a large budget, however, funds are necessary to keep up our programs for materials, music, cards, craft projects, fees licenses etc. etc. etc. We have signed up with the Amazon “smile” program to help with our expenses. Amazon will donate to us if you choose “Visits for Seniors” as you charity of choice. This is money Amazon gives us (not your money)! Go to amazon.smile.com instead of straight to Amazon and you have the option to designate the charity you wish Amazon to donate to. Whenever you order from Amazon a small portion of Amazon’s profit comes to Visits for Seniors. We just signed on and hope this will provide us with the most needed funds. Please go to amazon.smile.com and sign up to have them donate to Visits for Seniors, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
All our Best Wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year 2020! -Charlie and Pat