Jamie’s Place Adult Family Home has two programs where people can get to know the elders by having lunch with them or playing music at the two group homes in Winthrop.
The elders love all kinds of music — favorite songs and new selections — and often sing along or move to the beat. You don’t have to be a professional musician to share your love of music, and any type of music is welcome. Individuals or small groups playing acoustic or slightly amplified music are most appropriate.
Music sessions are every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
Jamie’s Place also offers a chance for people to share lunch with the elders, giving them a way to meet new people and have new conversations.
Volunteers gain wisdom from the elders about growing old, learn about their struggles and the highlights of their lives, and about respect for people of all ages.
A meal is provided for the volunteer. Lunch is from noon to 1 p.m.
By state law, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, but they are welcome to bring a friend or child. To learn more about both opportunities or to volunteer, visit www.volunteermethow.org, or call Laura Ruud at (509) 322-3252.