L.O.V.E. (League Offering Volunteers for the Elderly) has scheduled a Game Day on Sunday, July 13, in the Jewish Community Center Auditorium. The event proceeds benefit the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. and play begins at noon. “We invite individuals and groups to either put together your own game or come and join a game,” said Jim Wax, L.O.V.E President, who is coordinating Game Day together with his wife Esther. “All games are welcome — Mah Jongg, Pan, Bridge, Shanghai, Scrabble, poker, so pick your pleasure and be part of the fun. Snacks and beverages will be served, and we have some terrific door prizes, too.” Registration fee is $18 per person. To register before the July 9 deadline, send your check — payable to LOVE — to Jim Wax, 1103 No. 93rd Street Omaha, NE 68114, along with names of your table-mates. All proceeds from Game Day are part of the annual monies L.O.V.E. donates to the RBJH.
“We’ve very proud to provide a gift to the Blumkin Home every year,” Wax said. “Programs like Game Day allow us to purchase needed items that benefit the Residents and Blumkin Home staff.” In past years, L.O.V.E. has provided funds for the purchase of a crash cart and defibrillator, new patio furniture for the RBJH courtyard, induction cooking systems for the Home’s kitchen, transportation vehicles, resident cable service, hospice carts, television sets with DVD players for room-bound residents, and prayer books. L.O.V.E. also underwrites new resident welcome gifts, supplies for resident manicures, monthly birthday gifts and prize money for Bingo and other game days. “Basically, we’re here to provide RBJH Residents with elements that increase their quality of life and enhance their surroundings,” Wax said. “It is our honor to take care of those who have taken care of us.”
L.O.V.E. was formed in 1971 and continues to play a vital role at the Blumkin Home. “Current L.O.V.E. volunteers assist with many of our programs,” said Linda A Cogen, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Volunteer Coordinator, “and there is always a need for additional volunteers. If you have an interest in giving the precious gift of your time, please call to schedule an appointment and visit with me to find your niche.” Linda can be reached at 402.334.6519.