Give Back Connection for Nov. 15

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Give Back Connection for Nov. 15

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Neighbor Love seeks volunteers to help assemble gift bags and spread love to seniors in nursing homes. CONTRIBUTED

Give holiday love to nursing home seniors

Imagine if you were a senior citizen in a nursing home and no friends or relatives ever came to visit you — not even for holidays. Neighbor Love wants to brighten the day of a whole bunch of valuable seniors with its Adopt-a-Senior for Christmas program. Neighbor Love is hosting a Christmas party and giving gift bags to seniors at six nursing homes in metro Atlanta. The goal is to bless a total of 850 seniors with gift bags this Christmas at six nursing homes. Volunteers are needed to assemble gift bags and pass them out. The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 2

Scepter Health and Rehab, 3000 Lenora Church Dr., Snellville

Gift bag assembly: 2-2:45 p.m. Party: 2:30-5 p.m.

Goal: 150 gift bags

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab. 1819 Clifton Road, Atlanta

Gift bag assembly: 2-2:45 p.m. Party: 2:30-5 p.m.

GOAL: 100 Gift Bags

Saturday, Dec. 9

Roswell Nursing and Rehab. 1109 Green St., Roswell

Giftbag assembly: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Party: 9:30 a.m. - noon

Goal: 200 gift bags

Saturday, Dec. 9

Ross Memorial Healthcare 1780 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw

Giftbag assembly: 2-2:45 p.m. Party: 2:30-5 p.m.

Goal: 100 gift bags

Sunday, Dec. 10

Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5470 Meridian Mark Rd, Atlanta

Gift bag assembly: 2-2:45 p.m. Party: 2:30-5 p.m.

Goal: 150 gift bags

Sunday, Dec. 10

Anderson Mill Nursing and Rehab. 2130 Anderson Mill Road, Austell

Gift bag assembly and distribution: 2:30-5 p.m.

Goal: 150 gift bags

When: Dec. 2 - 10

Where: various locations throughout metro Atlanta

Information: www.adoptasenior.net

Contact: Tom Sargeant by email at info@neighborlove.org or 404-919-9165

Serving Seniors at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend quality time with someone who’s older than you, you understand that nothing compares to the wisdom, strength of spirit and unique stories you’ll experience when you’re around senior adults. By volunteering with A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, you’ll have the opportunity to give back to your community and the seniors who’ve contributed so much to our lives. Whether it’s visiting one-on-one with residents or participating in group activities, you’ll find that we offer many volunteer opportunities that will make a lasting difference in your life - and in the lives of those we serve. Volunteers are needed to visit with residents, help with activities (BINGO, arts & crafts, etc.), support music therapy & horticultural therapy classes, bring in their pets, and provide any other enrichment activities that would brighten a seniors’ day!

When: Ongoing

Where: A.G. Rhodes of Atlanta, 350 Boulevard SE, Atlanta; A.G. Rhodes of Cobb, 900 Wylie Road SE, Marietta; A.G. Rhodes at Wesley Woods, 1819 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta

Information: www.agrhodes.org

Contact: Kim Beasley, volunteer@agrhodes.org or 404-245-4111

Volunteer with Open Hand Atlanta

Open Hand helps homebound seniors and others suffering from disability or chronic disease by providing Comprehensive Nutrition CareSM (CNC), a combination of nutritious, home-delivered meals, and nutrition education. We prepare, package, and deliver 5,300 meals a day, six days a week with the support of volunteers. We have both individual and group volunteering opportunities.

When: ongoing

Where: Open Hand Atlanta, 181 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Contact: Volunteer Services at 404-872-2707 or volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org

Information: www.openhandatlanta.org/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFind ways to volunteer in metro Atlanta at ajc.com/go/volunteer. To have your organization featured, send information to communitynews@ajc.com.

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