Senior Day at Ashford Hall

  • December 7, 2008 · 1:00 PM
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"This is the joyous season for most of us. To others, it is a season of sadness. Let's reflect and look at our lives and see how we can help make the lives of others better."


Ashford Hall, a skilled nursing facility is designed to provide residents with the care and assistance needed to enjoy life. Volunteering at Ashford Hall is unlike any other volunteer experience you have ever had. As a group, we enrich the lives of frail or isolated seniors and/or adults, through support and friendship, during friendly visits. We also provide music and Bingo game to the residents. This is a very kid friendly event. The residents love kids. Plus many of the younger ones we've had out there have enjoyed handing out prizes, pulling out the bingo balls, etc.

As always, we need your help especially this Yuletide season. Please bring gift items for the Bingo game. If you'r not sure of what to bring, here's a list .......http://rak-stuff.wiki...

NOTE: We're going to have appetizers courtesy of Danal's Restaurant, music from Dave & The Darlings/Dukes, a solo performer(s), a Christmas cake, and specials gifts for all 200 residents!

Please come out and join us. Let's bring Christmas love to the seniors!

Jo Parr

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the positive attitudes and wonderful people.

    December 8, 2008

  • Loretta

    I got to spend a little time with a few of the seniors at the table I was at.
    Met only 2 volunteers there. Nice prizes were handed out.

    December 7, 2008

  • Joseph

    It was nice to meet the RAK team after a long time at the senior center. Had fun interacting with seniors and playing bingo with them. Lunch/Dinner was great too. Have a wonderful week.

    December 7, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a big turn out at Ashford Hall today. So thank you everyone for contributing your time and energy. The Bingo would have not been possible without your wonderful donation. Most of the Christmas baggies were distributed to each resident. Thank you for bringing smiles to the seniors! Have a safe and nice holiday season!

    December 7, 2008

  • Christina

    Great experience! It was nice to see the residents enjoying themselves!

    December 7, 2008

  • MaryJane

    As always Bingo at Ashford is such a gratifying way to spend a Sunday afternoon; particularly when it involves so man8y good friends old and new. *Dave, I like my Goose - Grey, dirty and so cold you can ice skate on it!!*

    December 7, 2008

  • Ylianova

    I'm sad I missed it. I just swang by to left some goodies, but I am too sick (cold & cough) so I couldn't stay.

    December 7, 2008

  • Dave

    It's always great to do something for the seniors, especially at Christmas. It was a madhouse---I missed some calls (sorry!) from people as I tried to set up for the music and all. Rahul actually took most of the pictures I posted. All in all, a great effort by some great volunteers!

    December 7, 2008

  • Rahul

    It was so pleasing to see Ashford residents smiling and having a great time, and i hope all these activities gives them hope to fight out their medical battles.

    December 7, 2008

  • Aimee

    I will bring some more drinks. Looking forward to it!

    December 6, 2008

  • musik p.

    I will be coming with 2 others. I am looking forward to it. Very much.

    December 4, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to bring a Poinsettia plant or two, and some small Christmas decorations... does that sound ok? If you need more "essentials", let me know. :)

    December 3, 2008

  • Emily

    hey dave, do we have song sheets for Christmas carols?

    November 29, 2008

  • Dawn

    The 200 goodie bags cost about $140, so we spent the rest of the $320 from the fundraising happy hour on more gifts! ;-)

    November 29, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring regular Christmas cookies and sugar-free cookies (hopefull Christmas-y, too).

    November 28, 2008

  • Dave

    Last year we had about 60 show up. If I recall correctly, they had to really hop to deliver all the gifts (I was setting up for Christmas carols, so I didn't visit with residents).
    http://www.meetup.com/randomacts/calendar/6647769/?from=list&offset=0

    November 24, 2008

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