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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...

Don’t underestimate seniors and technology

Don’t underestimate seniors and technology

For this month’s theme, which I’m calling “Back to the Future,” we’re going to be discussing seniors and technology. The more and more we advance, the more we’re moving towards everything digital. So navigating technology is an important subject for our seniors. I...

How do we balance health and self-determination as we age?

How do we balance health and self-determination as we age?

At Heart2Heart, we believe people retain the right to self-determination even as they age. Self-determination is important, even if a person decides to go against the best health recommendations. In elementary school, perhaps you had a teacher who showed you a picture...

How do you balance the health of your mind, body and soul? 

How do you balance the health of your mind, body and soul? 

As we continue to examine what’s important to us and others when it comes to health, I wanted to discuss the importance of balance. Certainly, we see health at its extremes these days. A woman can be in her 20s and in good health, but then she looks at Instagram...

Volunteer of the Month: Harvey Brisard

Volunteer of the Month: Harvey Brisard

The Volunteer of the Month for June 2022 is Harvey Brisard! Heart2Heart is grateful for Harvey’s willingness to jump in and help when needed.  Remarkably, Harvey didn’t initially expect to become a volunteer with Heart2Heart. His teenage daughter, Maria, was the...