The LSS Better Together program was blessed to be the Life 96.5 Radio “Hands and Feet” project this February. The station has been encouraging listeners to volunteer – and the results have blown us away! We have received 11 new volunteer applications this month, and we are still anticipating more! For a growing program that currently has 25 active matches, the influx of volunteers is much needed and appreciated.
In addition to listeners committing to a year of participation in Better Together, we have teamed up with the station to hold opportunity to just try out the program. LSS and Life 96.5 are hosting a BINGO Night on Thursday, February 23, 6-7:30 PM at the LSS State Center, 705 E 41st Street. Employees of the station, LSS staff, current Better Together volunteers and participants as well as potential volunteers and older adults in need of a volunteer will gather to learn more about the program and enjoy a few rounds of BINGO. This will be a fun way for older adults and potential volunteers to see if this is the program for them before they commit. We are looking for additional volunteers to attend the BINGO Night. If you are interested, please RSVP by clicking here.
Volunteers in the Better Together program commit to spending four hours per month with an older adult for the purpose of socialization and relationship building. Typical activities include going out for coffee or a meal, running errands or doing fun things like going to a movie or community event. Individuals, couples or families can apply to be matched with a senior.
Learn more about the opportunities to join and who you can serve by clicking here.
Post by Michelle Madsen