Explore More

More About:

care centers

Senior Finds Joy and Purpose through Volunteering

Senior Finds Joy and Purpose through Volunteering

After retiring in 2020, life felt like an extended vacation for Eileen Kent, 76, of Cooper City. But after about two years, it wasn’t much fun anymore. “I guess I was feeling sorry for myself,” Eileen said. “When you spend a lot of time alone, it’s ‘Oh, this ailment...

Boys Bring Holiday Cheer to Seniors

Boys Bring Holiday Cheer to Seniors

A troop of boys singing Christmas carols brought smiles to the seniors at Coral Plaza Margate on Dec. 2.  The boys, all dressed in their army green uniforms and hats, were all part of local Trail Life USA Troop FL-4035. The boys sang three carols to the seniors....

How Can We Promote Active Living among Seniors?

How Can We Promote Active Living among Seniors?

My last blog was a challenge to seniors to keep physically active as part of a healthy lifestyle. Today, I want to challenge our community to encourage seniors to make active living a priority.  Our culture thinks of retirement as an opportunity to slow down and...

Activity director spills the secrets to staying active 

Activity director spills the secrets to staying active 

You could say that Ellyn Fishbach is an expert at staying active through the golden years.  For one, she waited until after retirement to begin a whole new career — as an activities director at Colonial Assisted Living in Ft. Lauderdale.  Secondly, Ellyn...

Church Volunteers Bring a “Beach” Baptism to a Nursing Home

Church Volunteers Bring a “Beach” Baptism to a Nursing Home

Fifteen people were baptized at Seaview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last month — a number that surprised even the volunteers who organized the event.  “They were so excited to get baptized. The joy in that room was overwhelming,” said volunteer Jeanette...

What Will Be Your Legacy?

What Will Be Your Legacy?

Recently, Heart2Heart has received a number of memorial gifts on behalf of people who passed.  One gift was made on behalf of five people who served in a ministry that was quite similar to ours. Don Stepleton, who was the late uncle of our founder, started a...

Heart2Heart Connects to Seniors in Hialeah

Heart2Heart Connects to Seniors in Hialeah

Seniors at Sun Village Homes in Hialeah, created a Mother’s Day themed craft as a quartet of Hispanic singers sang Christian songs in Spanish. The 12 seniors enjoyed a sense of community as they decorated cups and filled them with paper flowers like a Mother’s Day...

Teen makes “punny” cards to connect with seniors

Teen makes “punny” cards to connect with seniors

A boldly colored block of cheese sits next to a cheese grater, both meticulously colored in Crayola markers. Careful, hand-drawn calligraphy in felt-tipped pen across the homemade card says, “Not to be cheesy, but you’re grate.” Another newly finished card sports...

Easter baskets bring cheer to seniors

Easter baskets bring cheer to seniors

Employees at Team Horner Group delivered 24 Easter baskets to the residents of a senior living facility in Oakland Park on Good Friday.  The festive baskets were filled with sugar-free chocolates in colorful eggs, large-print Bible booklets, Easter cards, little...