Boo-Boo Bags for Connors and Millie’s Dog Rescue

Had another wonderful time with our senior volunteers making Boo-Boo Bags.  They are being donated to Connors and Millie’s Dog Rescue.  They give them to their amazing new pet parents at their rescue events. 

NBC – News 3 Degree Guarantee

What an honor to be selected by News 3 as their 3 Degree Guarantee charity for May.

If Kevin Jamison predicts the high temperature within 3 degrees, $100 will be donated to Seniors To The Rescue by Goettl Air Conditioning!

He’s right on target with the first night’s $ 100 donation. Thank you News 3 and Goettl.  Video

 

HenPower – Nursing Home Chickens

I love how people everywhere are working to find new ways in keeping our seniors involved in their communities and enriching their lives.

“HenPower is a creative ageing and animal therapy program that incorporates creative activities and art with keeping chooks. HenPower is a unique program that is at the heart of many of our care homes, bringing life, laughter and great friendships to our residents, staff, families and visitors.

HenPower isn’t just for residents of our homes, the program is at its very best when family members, local schools and the wider community are involved. Many of our homes include local schools and kindergartens in their HenPower program and creative activities.

HenPower was developed by UK organisation, Equal Arts. Whiddon are the first provider to offer HenPower in Australia and won a Better Practice Award in 2016 for our HenPower trial.”

Click here to read more about this innovative program.

Meet the Hensioners

 

Support PAL Humane and buy a Boo-Boo Bag

PAL Humane, a Nevada non-profit, assists financially struggling members in our community care for their pets by providing pet food, spay/neuter services and other pet related support.  To help them in their mission, we donated our Boo-Boo Bags for their fund raising efforts. 

Along with all of the items included, they are packaged in a nice bag with room to add anything special that you have. 

Click here to purchase and support this wonderful organization.

 

 

 

Packed and Ready To Go

Our seniors were busy making Boo-Boo Bags for PAL Huname, who provided us with these great Survival Travel Bags.  This year we’ve added new items to our Boo-Boo Bags.  Here’s everything included:

  • Triangular Bandage
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Alcohol Cleansing Pads
  • Eye Wash
  • Burn Gel
  • Iodine Swabsticks
  • Cleansing Towelette
  • Instant Cold Compress
  • Gauze Stretch Bandage Roll
  • Gauze Dressing Pads
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Leash
  • E.R. Locations in Las Vegas
  • Pet Poison Hotlines

 

Research on Dementia and Sleep Disorders

An interesting article on dementia and sleep disorders from Tuck Sleep.

Dementia and Sleep Disorders

 

Welcome one of our new volunteers

It’s always wonderful to meet new people and spend together.  Along with doing our pet projects, one of the best parts about the time we spend with the seniors, is getting to share stories from our lives.  It brings our seniors and volunteers closer together by building new friendships.  This month we had the pleasure of meeting Aina Ma from Chicago.  She had us in stitches with her stories and jokes.  Looking forward to what she has to share next month.

It was a Boo-Boo Bag Day

With the help of our ladies, Karen, Martha and Teresa, we put together 26 Boo-Boo Bags.  Each bag has 30 items, so we bagged 780 individual items.  This year we added four new first aid pieces to our bags, an emergency blanket, eye wash, burn gel and iodine swabsticks.  Thank you ladies for another lovely and productive day together.

Las Vegas Review Journal Story

I want to thank Kailyn Brown with the North Las Vegas View of the Las Vegas Review Journal,  for writing such a wonderful story about Seniors To The Rescue.  We appreciate the time she spent with us and the wonderful volunteers at Sunrise Senior Assisted Living.

Henderson-based nonprofit

a boost to pets’ and seniors’ health

 

Selma F. Bartlett Elementary School Dollar Drive

Thank you to the children at Selma F. Bartlett’s Elementary School for picking Seniors To The Rescue to be their non-profit organization to support with their year long Dollar Drive.  Thank you to their teachers, Ms Shapiro, Ms Mac Lean, Ms Boyce, Ms Hensel, Ms McCall, Ms Powers and Ms Speiser for being a part of it. It was wonderful meeting all of them from kindergarten though 5th grade.  I forgot how inquisitive children are.  It was refreshing to start my day in such a positive way.

The funds will be used to purchase items for our Boo-Boo Bag program.   It was our very first project and will continue in the memory of my Mother, Terry, who was the inspiration for Seniors To The Rescue.  Thank you Mom.

Terry finishing our very first Boo-Boo Bag on March 30, 2013.