Hey peeps - We're back out hitting the pavement with the Fireside residents (and their wheelchairs). You know you love it, and you know how special it is for the residents to get outside and not only get some fresh air and sunshine, but some conversation and comaraderie as well. We'll head down to the mall - er - Santa Monica Place and see if there's any music goin' on then we'll head back (probably along Palisades Park/Ocean Ave.). I think we'll try Barney's Beanery afterwards (if there isn't a long wait) so if you're paying for parking figure in another hour or so :)
This is a great event for the residents and the volunteers... Always good energy, and fun being out on the Promenade. *Don't sign up unless you can be there as we don't want to leave any of the residents that were anticipating going behind*
"Fireside has a great need for volunteers at their small and intimate community. Many of their finest activities happen because of the tremendous support that is received from within the community, and quite a few of the volunteers who come to Fireside develop long lasting relationships with the residents. Having these kinds of activities helps to promote a sense of well being and belonging... Not only is it good for the residents, it's just as wonderful for the volunteers!"
What we'll be doing
We'll be taking residents out in their wheelchairs for a stroll along the Promenade on 3rd St. You will not only be helping to keep these residents active, but (more importantly) improving morale as well. It's nice to interact with the residents and spread a little One Brick sunshine :)
Parking... It can be frustrating so leave time for that. Recommended spot is the public garage at[masked]th St. - "Structure 9". You can Google it and see it on street view (the entrance is between 2 structures). It's about a 10 or so min. walk from the garage to Fireside. The first 2 hours are free and then $1 each additional 30 mins. There is street parking according to Howard, but I know last time people were having a hard time finding any! Here's some info. 'bout the parking:
You can also park further down by Pallisades and Alta, but leave about 15 mins or so to walk over to Fireside (it's a nice walk and goes quickly).
If you need me here's my #: (415) 756 - 6227
Thanks for supporting One Brick, and Fireside!