“Sonrise” Respite Update

The “Sonrise” Respite program continues to be a fantastic success with a full roster and additional participants waiting to join the program as soon as openings occur. We also have a wonderful complement of 32 volunteers who make every Monday a fun, exciting special event for everyone.

We have completed several community projects, including bagging cat food for the Wildwood Food Pantry x 2, filling gift bags for the graduates of the MOAMI 2020 program, stuffing doggie beds for the animal shelter in Tavares, and collecting toys for the Weirsdale Sozo kids fall kindergarten classes. 

Every week is filled with brain games, physical activities, including line dancing and monthly yoga, art and craft projects and musical entertainment. We have also enjoyed a visit from the Dynamic Dogs, and one of the projects was to make doggie biscuits as a thank you gift when the dogs came to visit.

A training session for new volunteers will be held on Friday, August 27 from 10 am – 12 pm in classrooms 5 & 6. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for the respite program is invited to attend. Please contact Jan McCoy, Director, at janrn@cfl.rr.com or at 321-501-6673 for more information.