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Senior shares memory of winning Olympic Gold

Senior shares memory of winning Olympic Gold

Our seniors are full of fascinating stories. Lucky for our Heart2Heart volunteers, one of the most powerful ways they can help seniors is to spend time with them and listen to their stories. Don’t believe their stories are fascinating? Let us introduce you to Robert...

How Our Patient Advocates Make a Difference

How Our Patient Advocates Make a Difference

This year, Heart2Heart hired two patient advocates — Maria Purgavie and Shirley Ramos.  Since July, they became responsible for connecting with seniors who have asked for help with meals through the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in Broward...

The Heartbeat of an Outreach

The Heartbeat of an Outreach

Malcolm Mcallister holds a special place in the story of Heart2Heart.  It wasn’t just that he developed close-knit friendships with our founder, Sean Stepelton, and our board president, Kim Kent.  It wasn’t just his exuberant personality. Nor the way his...

Every Child a Swimmer honored as a Diamond Sponsor of RED Gala

FORT LAUDERDALE – Team Horner is leading the charge to support South Florida’s aging community with a diamond sponsorship of Heart2Heart’s RED Gala.

Team Horner’s $15,000 donation is the largest sponsorship Heart2Heart has received from any single entity in support of its annual fundraising gala.

“We are so grateful for Team Horner’s support,” said Heart2Heart Community Relations Director Riana Samaroo. “Heart2Heart exists to mobilize volunteers and bring hope to those battling isolation and loneliness. We cannot fulfill our mission without partners like Team Horner.”

The Freedom to Enjoy Life

The Freedom to Enjoy Life

Alita Urban is a Heart2Heart volunteer who turns 75 this week. She once worked as an Everglades tour guide for a Florida housing development company in the 1970s.  We asked her, and three others, to tell us what it means to grow older. Here’s what she had to say.  My...

How do seniors see themselves?

How do seniors see themselves?

A recent experience shifted my perspective on the population I serve and think about everyday.Last month, I gave a presentation about technology to a group of residents at Kings Point in Tamarac. As I introduced what Heart2Heart does, I explained how we intentionally...

Volunteers of the Month say goodbye to a friend

Volunteers of the Month say goodbye to a friend

Heart2Heart volunteers Lore Nosenzo and Yanina Rocco have faithfully visited the seniors at Manor Oaks in Fort Lauderdale for the last three years. As we honor them as Volunteers of the Month for July, they can’t stop talking about a friend they recently lost. A...

Online safety tips for seniors

Online safety tips for seniors

At Heart2Heart, we encourage all seniors to learn technology to connect and engage with the outside world. However, the Internet also can leave seniors, and anyone unaware of the dangers, vulnerable. As you explore online, think of yourself as walking down a busy,...

A chance encounter becomes an opportunity to serve

A chance encounter becomes an opportunity to serve

Heart2Heart volunteer Lori Schlueb was at a diner near her house when she first saw Mary Lou.  The older woman looked very thin and walked slowly with her walker. Lori’s own father struggled with dementia and Parkinson’s disease before he passed away. Lori...