Love Is The Answer

Founded in 1980, LITA of Contra Costa brings Music, Pets and social life to the elderly and disabled Our Mission is to improve quality of life for senior & disabled persons living in skilled nursing homes in Contra Costa County.

LITA involves community members of all ages, educating youth, families and aspiring artists, supporting them as Friendly Visitor Volunteers who fulfill this Mission in a variety of LITA programs: Pet Visits, LITA Music

Awakenings iPod/iPhone volunteers, December caroling Groups & more.

Public Charity Founded in 1980 LITA of CC 501 ©(3)Federal Non-Profit

Corporate Office:  135 Prospect Avenue, Port Costa, CA  94569-0121

Mailing Address:  PO Box 121, Port Costa, CA  94569-0121

Director’s Message Summer 2020

Dear Volunteers, Donors and Friends of Love Is The Answer,

LITA’s iPad Compassion Project continues to be much in demand. At Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Jenny Tsang reported our donated iPad was key to a senior COVID19 patient having facetime with his family, giving him the courage and spirit to fight on and get well! LITA donated 3 more iPads to CCRMC in May. Staff at Legacy Nursing Rehab, Greenridge Senior Care, Lone Tree Convalescent in Antioch and Pittsburg Skilled Nursing are all using LITA donated iPads for vital, safe and precious family facetime plus the mini bonus of LITA’s weekly zoom music shows for residents.
Your donation to LITA goes directly to improve the quality of life for these especially lonely, isolated individuals living in skilled nursing facilities or under care at CCRMC. Budgets for electronics to stream stimulating activities are STILL non-existent or being cut back at for-profit SNF. That’s why delivery of LITA’s iPads and services at those facilities and at our county hospital is invaluable now.
Your gift will make a substantial difference in these disabled quarantined senior’s quality of life.
With gratitude and wishes for your safety, good health and a long and happy life.

LITA of Contra Costa Director

Victoria Ryan

Award Winning Volunteers


John Gruenstein   Kathleen Berner Award: Best Individual Volunteer 2020             

Sharon Lobato   Mae Wygant Award: Best Activity Director 2020 

Mike Ashenfelder     Best Holiday Events Volunteer 2020

Barbara Schneider      Iris Suhl Founders Award  Loyal and Generous donor 2020

Anita may, Michael Domagalski , Bunny and Mike Daly and Mona Silviera  2019 Award Winnners

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      *Friendly Visitors * Pet Visitors * Intergeneration Appreciation* Family Visit Volunteers

* Live Arts and iPod Music Awakenings Program

LITA Music Awakenings iPod Compassion Project

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