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Renovations at Park De La Cruz Community Center to Create Therapy Programs for San Diego-Area Military Veterans

New programs and specialized equipment will serve nearly 50,000 veterans, senior citizens and people with disabilities annually/ Funded by a $74,000 donation by UnitedHealthcare
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SAN DIEGO, November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – UnitedHealthcare is providing $74,000 to help renovate the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department’s new Park De La Cruz Community Center and to create therapy programs for veterans.

UnitedHealthcare’s donation will help transform the previously abandoned building into a facility that will serve 50,000 people a year. In addition to the renovations, the funding will provide adaptive weightlifting equipment and new veterans’ therapy programs at the site.

Action Team Captains from Maine Fall into Service

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This month, Action Team Captains from Brunswick, Me., made their annual trip via ferry to Peaks Island, to spruce up one of Volunteers of America’s affordable senior housing facilities.

Despite strong winds and crisp temperatures, Captains boarded the ferry that afternoon after school, and took the 20-minute trip to Fay Garman House, where they then broke off into groups to assist with yard work, organizing the library and children’s center and cleaning up outside the elementary school.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Supports Six Community Gardens Across New York City

Announces Support at the New York Restoration Project Community Barbecue Event
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BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based healthcare organization in the country, has partnered with New York Restoration Project and CBS EcoMedia to support six community gardens across New York City.

Meet Hannah, Volunteer Yoga Instructor

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Meet Hannah.

Hannah grew up with volunteering. However, it wasn’t until she started volunteering with Mercy Housing that she realized how truly enjoyable it could be.

Using VolunteerMatch, she found an opportunity that perfectly fits her skills and passions – teaching a weekly chair yoga class to low-income seniors.

Summertime and the Online Living is Easy, Yes? Maybe.

By: Andrea Brands
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The Internet has become an integral part of most of our lives. In the summer, we use apps to check the weather, buy outdoor concert tickets and post vacation videos and photos. Getting online has become second nature, and we often don’t think twice, as our fingers tap and swipe. But believe it or not, this worry-free existence is not the norm for everyone. Consider these findings:

3 Good People, 3 Good Causes, 3 Perfect Matches [VIDEO]

An Introduction to VolunteerMatch!
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A senior trying yoga for the first time. A bobcat that can’t go back into the wild being cared for. A brother and sister strengthening their English skills after school. 

These vastly different activities have one thing in common. They’re made possible by the passion of volunteers. 

At VolunteerMatch, we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. With our network of 100,000+ organizations, it’s no surprise that VolunteerMatch has connected close to 10 million volunteers with causes that light them up.

Meals On Wheels America and Subaru Launch Online Volunteer Drive

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Subaru will be teaming up with Meals on Wheels to make volunteering at over 1,000 chapters across all 50 states easier than ever through an Online Volunteer Drive. Locally, some Subaru retailers will also be hosting volunteer drives at their locations where people around the country can pledge to volunteer. Retailers will also have the opportunity to adopt a Meals on Wheels route and to host “Stuff the Trunk” events, where food and supply donations are collected and delivered to a local senior center.

Meals On Wheels America and Subaru Launch Online Volunteer Drive to Serve More Seniors, Meet Escalating Demand

Meals on Wheels America creates online tool with Subaru’s support to recruit critically needed volunteers to protect America’s seniors from isolation and hunger
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Every day, local Meals on Wheels programs work hard to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by volunteers in communities all across the country. The number of seniors in our country continues to grow rapidly, and it will take many more volunteers to meet the escalating need. That is why Meals on Wheels America, with support from Subaru of America, Inc.

Bayada Home Health Care Supports Meals On Wheels to Ensure Seniors Throughout Massachusetts Have Access to Nutritious Meals in an Emergency

Nearly 8,500 meals to be delivered to homebound seniors thanks to BAYADA Home Health Care
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December 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - BAYADA Home Health Care, a trusted leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages, has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to support Meals On Wheels Association of America’s Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program. The program ensures seniors have access to nutritious, shelf-stable meals in the event of inclement weather or natural disasters.

September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy® and MinuteClinic® have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people's immune systems weaken as they age, it is important that adults ages 65 years and older stay up to date on their vaccinations.

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