Founded in 1980, LITA of Contra Costa has provided vpunteers & social life
to the elderly and disabled Our Mission is to improve quality of life for
senior & disabled persons 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.
Love Is The Answer
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
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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Due to Covid19 Opportunities are unavailable that were formerly lisited at VolunteerMatch.org, until further notice, including Friendly Visitors * Pet Visitors * Pet Parades, Variety shows, Intergeneration Appreciation* Family Visitor Volunteers
WHAT IS HAPPENING: LITA is fundraising to be able to buy and deliver a tablet or refurbished iPad at every LITA served Skilled Nursing Facility for residents able to use one.
Families can do face time, zoom and skype with loved ones . Physicians are grateful as they are able to see and interview patients without entering the quarantined hospitals
* Live zoom concerts on LITA Tablets & iPads for Music Awakenings
with John Gruenstein, Suellen Primost Bev Green and Victoria Ryan