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Student Volunteers and Seniors Connect at Sun Village Homes

Student Volunteers and Seniors Connect at Sun Village Homes

Nursing student Maria Namendy shares he experiences volunteering at Sun Village Homes in Hialeah.

She’s learned the power of giving seniors a voice — just by listening to their stories.

She’s just one example of how West Coast University students are making a difference.

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https://www.heart2heartoutreach.org/community-stories/student-volunteers-at-sun-villiage-homes

How Do You Honor a Grandparent If the Relationship Has Been Broken?

How Do You Honor a Grandparent If the Relationship Has Been Broken?

As we prepare to enter 2024, I have a simple message: Take the new year as an opportunity to reconnect with an estranged grandparent.  When a relationship with a grandparent suffers hurt or broken trust, it’s often too easy to avoid the person entirely. It’s...

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....

Encourage Connections between the Generations this Holiday

Encourage Connections between the Generations this Holiday

One of the great joys of the holidays is the opportunity for the generations to spend time and connect. It’s one of the most overlooked highlights of the season, in my opinion.  Instead, we cringe when the loudest cousin charges over to Grandma, bursting with a...