Full Life Care
MISSION: Full Life helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities. They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving people’s lives and supporting caregivers through health and social services. Since the 1970s, they have helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation.
EVENTS WE HAVE PARTNERED ON:
2015 Nonprofit Partner
2014 Nonprofit Partner
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Host a Donation Drive
Full Life Care is always in need of clean gently used or new clothing for their clients to wear home when incontinent or dressed inappropriately for the weather. Sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks in all adult sizes are needed at four adult day health centers. Many of their clients have diabetes and edema, so no elastic at the ankle is best for pants please. They also do a lot of art therapy, so watercolor paint trays, scissors, glue, construction paper, craft kits, markers, etc. are all very useful.
Visit and Provide Services
Some things get harder when caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Going out is difficult, so they are looking for volunteers who can help provide needed services in their day centers and memory care homes. Hair cutting and styling, fingernail trimming and painting, music or dance performances, or visiting with a pet are activities that their clients would enjoy.
Activities Assistant – ongoing
Enhance Full Life Care’s services by assisting staff with fun and therapeutic group activities and cultivating positive interactions with participants at their adult day health centers.
Exercise Assistant - ongoing
They use the NU-STEP bike for clients to engage in exercise while under supervision. The bike is adjustable for all disabilities and body types. Volunteers will help clients get to and from the bike for their daily session.
Yoga & Meditation Leader - ongoing
Teach gentle seated yoga to eager participants at any of their adult day health centers or memory care homes. Most of their clients cannot go out into the community and pay for a regular yoga class and due to their illnesses and disabilities; it is hard for them to fully participate. Volunteers can bring an adapted version of yoga to their clients and greatly improve their lives.