Posts Tagged ‘care’

The Secret to Recruiting Great Volunteers

           For the sometime, I have been engaged in the work of recruiting volunteers for nursing homes.  After several years of making personal visits to many, many nursing homes on my own, I turned to recruiting people to follow my example.  I thought that today I would share a few tips that I have discovered along the way.            Having never recruiting volunteers for any reason prior

Recognizing the Value of Volunteers

           When you think about a volunteer what comes to mind?  I see someone who is engaged, aware of his or her community needs and committed to helping others.  Not remaining mere spectators, they step up to the plate to contribute their time, skills, and their knowledge to meet those needs.  They have the ability to lend a helping hand without any expectation of payment for their efforts but they will likely walk

Someone Cares About Me

Today, like every other day, I went to the Community 360° post office box to retrieve our mail. Most days when I engage in this chore, I slip the key into the lock, turn it, and then reach into the box usually to pull out flyers from vendors, businesses that what our business, newsletters, journals, and of course, bills.  But today, this chore took on a different dimension. I slipped the key into the lock, turning

Marti, Morrie & Bill

            I  love sharing stories and I know from experience people love a good story. This is one of those good stories.                       Last August, 2011, I received an email from Marti explaining that she lives in Kansas City and her father Morrie was living in a nursing home in Omaha. She went on to explain that he is experiencing several issues to include dementia but loves to play gin rummy; “...if he isn't engaged with