if you've been looking for a special volunteer opportunity, i have a great idea for you! tim (my beau), louis (my pug), and i have been searching for a place to spread some cheer over the holidays. we were lucky to come across sunrise assisted living at 5111 connecticut avenue--close by, allowed pets, and seemed happy to have interested parties wanting to volunteer.
yesterday we got a tour, filled out our paperwork, met some amazing residents and staff, and left feeling very good about how we spent our time. although our initial thought was to just do this over the holidays, we're all very excited about making this a routine in our schedules. the residents' faces lit up when seeing louis, enjoyed having company, and have such interesting stories--a Holocaust survivor, many war veterans.
if interested in offering your conversational and listening skills, please contact zakia at 202.966.8020. you are sure to brighten someone's day and spread a little karma yoga along the way.