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Last updated on May 24, 2016

LITA "Love Is The Answer" of Contra Costa was founded as non-profit organization in 1980 and has operated since then as a public charity, serving senior and disabled individuals living full time in Contra Costa County skilled nursing hospitals ( mostly for-profit ) and some assisted living facilities. LITA volunteers visit isolated and lonely seniors living in nursing hospitals bringing social enjoyment of various kinds.
Pet visitors may call on individuals and small groups, usually gathered in wheel chairs in a social area. Pet visitor volunteers are sorely needed especially for skilled nursing facility residents.

The staggering statistic is that over half this population has no visitors coming to visit them on any regular basis. LITA is non-sectarian and there is no charge for LITA volunteer's services.

PET VISITORS: Seeking those able and willing to bring a gentle pet to a nursing home to visit those who enjoy and miss the comfort of a pet.
LITA will set up your first trip to the convalescent hospital to meet the activity director to whom you will bring a copy of your shot/ vet records. After orientation LITA of CC will help you meet people in the facility and remain a valuable source of information and dialog after you start to help you sustain your efforts as a volunteer.
REGULAR SCHEDULE: You and the Activity Director decide on your regular Visit schedule (once a week, once every other week or even once a month) to see residents who enjoy the kind of a pet you are planning to bring. Some people love dogs AND cats, some are “dog people” and others may only like cats. You may have something a bit more exotic like a pet parrot or a bunny, in which case you will consult with the activity director about who would most enjoy a close up encounter and a chance to see and talk with you about your pet.

Patients will welcome you with eager anticipation when you come as a Pet Visitor with "Love Is The Answer"!

Volunteer Application: Complete the simple one page info and application form which you may email to info@litaofcontracosta.org or to LITA Director Victoria Ryan at victoriaryan@sbcglobal.net or snail mail to LITA of CC, PO Box 121, Port Costa, CA 94569-0121 Request an email app from Victoria Ryan or Call 925 212-4573 to ask for an application to be emailed or mailed to your home or business address. LITA Director will provide support and help set up the orientation visit at any hospital, nursing home or assisted living facilities. Bring Vet records with you for facility Activity Director to copy for your volunteer file.

This opportunity is sponsored by: LITA of Contra Costa (Love is the Answer)

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (21+)  Families
Young Adults (18-20)  Individual
Adolescents (13-17)  Mature Adults (55+)
Volunteers will work with the following groups
Disabled / Ill  Older Adults (55+)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays  Weekly
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Animal Services  Companionship
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Animals & Environment  Other
Disabilities  Seniors

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Contact Person:
Victoria Ryan, Director, (phone), (email)
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 1790 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
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 The address above is one of over 20 hospital locations LITA can provide an opportunity to visit. please do not go to the address above prior to going thru the simple LITA application process. LITA Director will set up an appointment or performance date for you with the Activity Director at a given facility after making clear the nature of the art or music being practiced or presented. Thank you for having patience with this process! Driving from 680 take Hwy #4 toward Martinez Take the Morello off ramp and turn left (If coming from Hwy 4 from the other direction take Morello exit and turn right onto Morello) Once on Morello, at the first light (gas station on your left) turn left onto Muir Road. Proceed down Muir Road about a mile (it is a frontage road so no left turn is possible) Turn right at the green sign on your right Muir Senior Care. Proceed down the long driveway (Don't park in police parking lot) The parking for Muir Care is at least a block back off the road. Park in guest parking and enter the front door.Check in at the reception desk and ask for Dee Dee, Activity Director

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Web Site: http://www.litaofcontracosta.org
Last updated on May 24, 2016

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