Holiday Project - Grandparents Day Saturday Visits 2014
(General Information & Signup Form)
On September 6, 2014 (Saturday) Volunteer Houston's Holiday Project will organize volunteers into teams to
visit local nursing homes to bring a bit of Grandparents Day cheer to persons in those facilities. Each team
will be assigned to one facility. Volunteers are invited to come to any of the following
3 meeting locations (where the Grandparents Day Saturday visits will be organized and launched) at 9:30 a.m.:
CENTRAL (Upper Kirby District/just east of Greenway Plaza):
Volunteer Houston offices -- 3015 Richmond, Suite 100 (77098)
NORTHWEST (Cy-Fair area):
Grace Care Center of Cypress -- 9602 Huffmeister (77095)
Grace Care Center of Katy -- 23553 West Fernhurst Drive (77494)
(Click on any of the location addresses for a map of the respective area.)
At the meeting locations, the volunteers will divide off into teams, each team to visit one facility.
(Though we use the term "team", we should mention that for liability reasons we can't encourage persons
who don't know each other to ride together, so each person is responsible for their own transportation,
both to the meeting place and then on to the facility they will be visiting.)
The volunteers will be provided with maps to their respective destinations, as well as
Grandparents Day cards to take to the persons they visit.
Time spent at different facilities varies, but generally the visits last from about 45 to 90 minutes,
depending on the size of the facility and other circumstaces unique to the team and the facility.
(Sometimes the staff on duty want us to visit in a communal area of the facility such as a recreation
room or dining hall. At other times we are invited to do both a communal visit and then
break into small clusters to visit room-to-room for those persons who don't get out of their rooms.
Which of these approaches is used also affects the total length of time we spend at a particular facility.
And in any case, we have to plan to be finished before 11:30 a.m. because that is the time they
start getting ready for lunch at most nursing homes.)
There is no minimum age for participation. Youth groups and families with (reasonably well-behaved)
children of any age are cordially welcome to participate.
If you would like to participate in the Grandparents Day Saturday visiting, please complete the Signup Form
section of this page that follows immediately below.
Whether or not you participate, we sincerely wish you and yours "Happy Grandparents Day"
To sign up for the Holiday Day Project Grandparents Day Saturday visits, simply answer the following questions
and click the "Submit" button at the bottom of this page.
After submitting your request for information, you will be transferred to the
VOLUNTEER HOUSTON home page. The transfer indicates successful submittal of your data. Within the next 24 hours you should receive an e-mail acknowledgment of your sign-up from Walter himself.
Thanks for your involvement!