Volunteers Make the World Go Around
Interfaith Volunteers and Jackson County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) held their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 8th at Evangelical Lutheran Church. Over 100 volunteers came together for food and fellowship. The theme was Volunteers Make the World Go Around.
“This year’s theme seemed extremely fitting as our volunteers come together to help in this big world. It reminds me of the saying ‘To the world, you may only be one person, but to one person you may the world’ and in the case with some of our care receivers that is so true,” stated Lori Chown, Interfaith Program Director. “Having someone to visit, help with shopping, or transportation is vital when you are homebound.”
For more information on Interfaith Volunteers, visit www.jcivc.org or call 715-284-7058.
Pictured is the 2019 Board of Directors for Interfaith Volunteers:
Back Row: Ron Perry, Rozanne Ruzic, Julie Drace, Mike Rohrbach, Ron Danielson, Greg Eddy, Judy Hansen-Vice President, Shawn Callisto, Time for You Program Coordinator, Rick DobbsTreasurer
Front Row: Steve Schreiber, Brooke Aldach-Secretary, Robyn Matousek, Marianne TorkelsonBoard President, Lori Chown-Program Director, Carol Jarrett-Program Assistant Board Members
not pictured: Kathy Powell, Dave Oreskovich, and Hattie Walker.
Music in Memory is a valuable part of Time For You
Julie Drace, plays Christmas music on our new piano at our Time For You Respite Program. Research has found that musical memories are preserved in people with advanced dementia because these parts of the brain have not been affected by the disease. At Time For You, we incorporate music in to our every day activities, helping our participants feel more at home.