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Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation Gives Grant to VISTE

VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) has been unanimously awarded a grant from the Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation for the organization’s Cakes for Caring program, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. The 2015 grant is in the amount of $2,000 and will be used to purchase supplies to enhance the current birthday cake program. […]

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VISTE Clients Recipients of Local Collaboration

Recently, employees at Madden Brand Agency worked with students at Lincoln Avenue Academy in an enhancement project aimed at teaching students how marketing can affect change. VISTE clients were the beneficiaries of that change as students collected a little more than 2,600 personal care items for VISTE through the project. “We were just delighted to […]

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Making a difference

So often, we hear clients say that without VISTE, they wouldn’t be able to stay in their homes. It’s gratifying to hear that we’re making a big difference and meeting the VISTE mission. The ways that VISTE staff and volunteers make that possible differs with each client. Each story is different. Recently, one of the […]

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VISTE Celebrates Thanksgiving in a Big Way

Nineteen years ago, VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) leadership saw a need within its client base and reached out to volunteers to help meet that need. Thanks to the kindness of those volunteers, 100 clients received a Thanksgiving meal that year. This Thanksgiving, VISTE anticipates delivering meals to approximately 1,400 clients on Nov. […]

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Coffee & Learn Seminar Focuses of Medicare Enrollment

Navigating the choices available during the Annual Enrollment Period of Medicare can be difficult for seniors. VISTE is trying to make this time easier by presenting information on this topic during their monthly Coffee and Learn education seminar on Oct. 15. The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Medicare program offers free and unbiased […]

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August Coffee & Learn Seminar to Feature Volunteer

VISTE’s August Coffee & Learn session will focus on Taking Care of the Caregiver and will feature Jacke Harris, Ph.D., a retired clinical psychologist. The session will be held August 12 at 10 a.m. at the VISTE Headquarters. Harris is a VISTE volunteer who serves as a Phone Pal and makes reassurance calls to clients […]

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Clients Tour Circle B Reserve

Last week, we took some of our clients on a tour of the Circle B Reserve, thanks to Circle B and the Sierra Club. We were able to take 14 clients, along with caregivers and volunteers, to tour the Reserve and to enjoy a picnic lunch. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the birdwatching and the exchange of […]

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Coffee and Learn Focuses on Hurricane Safety

As Hurricane Season approaches, VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) is taking steps to educate the agency’s clients and the public on ways to be safe during this year’s storm season. Hurricane Season runs from June 1 until Nov. 30.  On June 11, from 10 a.m. until noon at the VISTE offices at 1232 […]

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VISTE Schedules Education Class Focusing on Credit Problems Facing the Elderly

At VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly), programs are scheduled to meet the needs of the whole person, according to Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Miller. This month’s Coffee and Learn education class is just one example of that. On April 16, from 10 a.m. until noon at the VISTE offices at 1232 E. Magnolia in […]

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