News & Updates from Viste

2015 VISTEBall

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VISTEBall Live Auction Items Announced

VISTE’s 10th Annual VISTEBall is less than a month away, and the Live Auction items are now available to the public. To bid on the items, please click here.      

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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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GiveWell Community Foundation Provides Grant to VISTE

VISTE clients are able to celebrate the holidays in ways they might not have otherwise, thanks to the generosity of the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. Volunteers In Service To the Elderly (VISTE) recently received a 2014 Helping Hand Holiday Feeding Grant for $69,460, which […]

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New President Announced

After 20 years of service to VISTE, Alice O’Reilly is retiring.  Alice O’Reilly began working for VISTE in 1994 and has served as its Executive Director since 1995. During the past 20 years O’Reilly has become the public face of VISTE and the driving force behind its continued growth and success. At today’s Board of […]

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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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VISTE’s CFO to Retire at End of Month

On October 31, VISTE’s Chief Finanical Officer, Walter R. Whittemore, Jr., will end his tenure with the non-profit organization after a 12 year association. Whittemore will retire having been both a volunteer with VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) and a staff member. He and his wife, Barbara, began volunteering with VISTE in 2002 […]

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DOEA Regional Aging in Place Forum to be Held at VISTE

This year, the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) will hold their Regional Aging in Place Forum at VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) in Lakeland. The Forum will be held on Oct. 28 and will focus on Safely accessing Your Functional Environment, according to Alice O’Reilly, VISTE President. The event will begin at 9 […]

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