Visits for Seniors is a local registered nonprofit going into nursing homes to promote communication, socialization and connection to community. Covid19 has halted this because we cannot visit. We could continue our connection but nursing homes have not put structures in place to connect people to the outside world. Ipads, laptops, smart phones are almost nonexistent in the places we go. As a veteran educator I saw structures in place for children to learn. All the children had access to computers. They may have had to share but they all had opportunities. Now because schools are closed there is a concern to make sure these structures are utilized to help a child continue his educational and social emotional growth. This should be so for seniors. There need to be models for nursing homes to maintain so the seniors are able to communicate and connect with the outside world not just during a pandemic but on a daily basis. As a nation we need to set a higher standard for those places housing our seniors. Our budget in school to provide technology for the children was not excessive. We knew it would make a huge difference and it did. Is there someone interested in funding this task to connect our nursing home patients to the outside world. Please help us to set up and implement a model.
Wish list: (we welcome any amount) Donations can be made on our website sos4jax.com or if you can sponsor us please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggest a sponsor to provide activities for the disabled, music for the State VA Home and other nursing homes and technology for bedridden, challenged seniors
Donate a visit in the memory of a loved one sos4jax.com
Donate a musical performance ($100) for the VA and other nursing homes
Donate an ipad for a bedridden patient who worked in Jacksonville in the North side coal factory and the shipyards for over 40 years.
Please go to amazon.smile.com and sign up to have them donate to Visits for Seniors, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. 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