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Relief C.A.R.E. in Action: Cassilda and Tracey’s Story

Relief C.A.R.E. in Action: Cassilda and Tracey’s Story

Tracey Miller was already a Heart2Heart volunteer, helping seniors at care center craft events with a group of volunteers. But God was calling her to something new.  Recently, she began visiting Cassilda Smith at her home through Heart2Heart’s Relief C.A.R.E....

What’s the easiest way to start ministering to seniors?

What’s the easiest way to start ministering to seniors?

At Heart2Heart, we truly believe that everyone has a role in ministering to seniors. I’d love everyone to become a Heart2Heart volunteer. We’d love to educate the whole community on our core values because I think that would serve our seniors well. However, we also...

Heart2Heart prepares to deliver iPads to care centers

Heart2Heart prepares to deliver iPads to care centers

A total of 250 iPads are being programmed especially for seniors living in care centers across Broward County, as part of Heart2Heart’s expanded C.A.R.E. Tech program. So far, 12 care centers have claimed a total of 60 iPads for their residents. Last month,...

What are the altruistic benefits of volunteering with seniors?

What are the altruistic benefits of volunteering with seniors?

Last week, we tackled the elephant in the room when it comes to volunteering with seniors.  We now know the space between feeling uncomfortably awkward and connecting with a senior is blessedly small. We understand that the need for authentic connections with the...

What should you know before volunteering at a care center?

What should you know before volunteering at a care center?

So you’re considering volunteering at a care center. That’s great! It’s our joy to welcome new faces to the ministry of serving seniors.  Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: Most people feel awkward and uncomfortable volunteering at care centers (which is our...

Introducing Marisela Martinez, our Digital Outreach Coordinator

Introducing Marisela Martinez, our Digital Outreach Coordinator

Marisela Martinez is Heart2Heart’s Digital Outreach Coordinator, in charge of launching and supporting our new iPads for Seniors program. Marisela’s job is a new position, created in December when we received a grant to distribute 250 iPads to care centers throughout...

How do we deal with the interruption of life?

How do we deal with the interruption of life?

I think we would all agree that there’s a natural progression to life. You’re born; you live out your life. Eventually, you get older, and you pass. Where we struggle is processing the interruption of that natural progression.  A parent shouldn’t bury their child.  A...

Volunteer of the Month: Josiah Cooper

Volunteer of the Month: Josiah Cooper

For our March Volunteer of the Month, we are shining a spotlight on the dedication of Josiah Cooper!  Josiah is 16 and began volunteering for Heart2Heart last year, while the pandemic was still making it difficult to find places to volunteer. He helps out at Pacifica...

How can we offer help for grandparents raising grandchildren?

How can we offer help for grandparents raising grandchildren?

Last week, we opened the discussion of aging adults picking up the mantle of caregiving again. This week, I want to talk about how we can offer help for grandparents raising grandchildren. It’s no secret that raising children is a monumental task, even for adults in...

Parkridge Church personalizes Memory C.A.R.E. Bears

Parkridge Church personalizes Memory C.A.R.E. Bears

What if you could impact the life of a senior by stuffing a bear with your church family and friends, for just $20 a person? About 20 members of Parkridge Church did just that, creating Memory C.A.R.E. Bears for seniors as part of a church serve event with Heart2Heart...