Category: Volunteering & Service

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of CT needs volunteers

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of CT needs volunteers

Hospice Patients Are In Need Of Gentle Hands A terminally ill patient’s sense of isolation is often made worse by the lack of comforting human touch. Muscles may be contracted and stiff. Patients may spend their days immobile in a recliner or bed. Knowledgeable massage therapists and Reiki volunteers offer compassionate touch, relaxation, a sense of well being and emotional […]

Fight Against Obesity Needs Volunteers

Fight Against Obesity Needs Volunteers

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announces grant bringing proven wellness program to Hartford Remember riding your bicycle all over town until dark and then coming home to a hot, healthy meal your mom prepared? Lots of adults do, and now many of them are volunteering to help the next generation – and in the process themselves – get […]

Homeless Memorial Service Held in Hartford

Homeless Memorial Service Held in Hartford

To commemorate the lives of homeless people who died in Hartford during the past year, individuals and organizations from the local community held a memorial service on December 21 at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. The names of all homeless persons who died in 2010 and 2011 were read aloud voluntarily by advocates, friends and community leaders. This […]

MLK Jr. Day: Participate by helping with Social Security

Help Someone with Social Security Benefits in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — a national holiday. To some, the day means more than an observance of the birthday of the civil rights leader. It is also a day to be of service to others. The MLK Day of Service is […]