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September Cause Area
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Pebble Tossers Cause Area this month recognizes the Elderly. We will be celebrating our Elderly friends all month long including Grandparents Day on September 12th as well as our Veterans in honor of September 11th. Interactions between young people and older adults provide positive outcomes and mutual learning experiences. Sadly, there are many cases where elders feel alone and unappreciated because they no longer have family nearby and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social isolation. Normally, volunteers are incredibly important components of the daily activities of those living in assisted living and long-term care facilities. Prior to the pandemic, Pebble Tossers volunteers participated in high-spirited monthly events with the Elders at A.G. Rhodes and Elmcroft. Since most of the facilities are no longer allowing volunteers to visit, we have to show we care and lift their spirits in other ways. A card, a note or a drawing is a small way that we can help lift their spirits.

Click here for the Pebble Tossers Cause Area Sheet

  • Cards to Encourage our Elderly Friends

    How can volunteers help: This project is open to Pebble Tossers members and nonmembers. Cards/notes can be handmade or purchased. Be creative and have fun! Must make a minimum of 10 cards/notes/letters/drawings.

    1. Volunteers can create Happy Grandparents Day Cards to arrive before September 12th.
    2. Volunteers can create other cards or notes with cheerful messages and drawings to uplift the Elders’ spirits throughout the month.
    3. Volunteers can create cards, notes and drawings for Elder Veterans to thank them for their service and to uplift their spirits and provide encouragement. There is a similar project for Remembering our Veterans on 9/11, click here for details.

    Registration: Pebble Tossers members should register for this project by clicking here and choose any of the dates on the service calendar in order to record your hours. If you are not yet a Pebble Tossers member click here to register.  Once registered volunteers will receive details on how to complete this project and where to send your cards/ notes. Recipients will include Elders at A.G. Rhodes (Atlanta, Wesley Woods, Cobb locations) and Trinka Davis Veterans Village.

  • Other Ways to Help Elders in Your Neighborhood:

    1. Go shopping for a neighbor
    2. Mow their lawn, water flowers, pull weeds or do other yard work
    3. Play a game or do a puzzle
    4. Help with technology, send emails, teach them how to use features or applications on their cell phone, tablet or computer
    5. Make a meal or a special treat
    6. Go on a walk together