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Newsletter 01/11/2012

Congregation Beth Shalom
From the President: Please consider participating in this very worthwhile community service initiative.

Become a RSVP Friendly Visitor Volunteer and Visit a Senior in their Home.

Fairfield Volunteer Center-RSVP offering the senior “FRIENDLY VISITING” PROGRAM…

A few examples of how a RSVP senior Friendly Visiting volunteer can engage with a homebound senior are: participate in a favorite hobby, play games, read the newspapers, writing a letter or cards, computer or email assistance, participate in a desired recreational activity (taking a walk together), reading aloud, playing cards/board games/putting a puzzle together, enjoy listening to favorite music, run a local errand, go out to a favorite place together or attend a local event together, deliver books from the local library, or just spend quality time sitting and visiting together and keeping the senior in touch with their community and the world at large.  

For more information about receiving a senior Friendly Visitor at home or to apply to become a RSVP senior Friendly Visitor volunteer, contact JoBeth Lewer at the Fairfield Volunteer Center, located in the Fairfield Public Library at 104 W Adams or call 209-9045 or 
641-919-4752.   Thank you.

RSVP Director JoBeth Lewer is announcing the RSVP senior “Friendly Visiting Program”.  The program matches volunteers (age 55 and older) who will spend a minimum of 1 hours per week with a homebound/isolated senior (age 60 and older) in their place of residence in Fairfield,  based on their mutual interests and location.

All RSVP senior Friendly Visiting 

volunteers will go through a background check and special training before becoming a RSVP senior Friendly Visitor.   The RSVP senior Friendly Visiting Program is open to local Fairfield senior residents only who desire to have a RSVP Friendly Visitor volunteer see them weekly, however, those wishing to become a RSVP senior Friendly Visitor volunteer may live in Fairfield or in the surrounding areas as well.  

RSVP staff Director will visit the homebound senior to determine their needs and interests and then match them with a RSVP Friendly Visitor volunteer.   

RSVP Friendly visitors do not provide respite care, transportation, medical assistance, housekeeping or meal preparation – they are there simply to be a kind and caring friend providing companionship and to brighten up and bring sunshine to the life of the homebound senior on a weekly basis. There is no charge to the senior for this service as it is a volunteering opportunity in our community. 


Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, January 13
(18 Tevet)

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 4:44 p.m. on Friday, January 13. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins) Saturday, 5:48 p.m. in Fairfield.