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7.22.16 Issue

L.O.V.E. (League Offering Volunteers for the Elderly) has scheduled a Game Day on Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Jewish Community Center Auditorium. The event proceeds benefit the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m. and play begins at 1 p.m.

“We invite individuals and groups to either put together your own game or come and join a game,” said Renee Kazor, who is coordinating Game Day together with Helene Shrago. “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 reserve space before the Aug. 12 deadline, send your check — payable to LOVE — to Linda Cogen at Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, 323 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, along with names of your table-mates.

If you are looking for a game to play in, call Linda at 402.334.6519 and she will connect you with others who are also looking for a game. All proceeds from Game Day are part of the annual monies L.O.V.E. donates to the RBJH.

“L.O.V.E. is very proud to provide gifts to the Blumkin Home every year,” Linda said. “Programs like Game Day allow L.O.V.E. to purchase needed items that benefit the Residents and the 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, transportation vehicles, hospice carts, television sets with DVD players for room-bound residents, and prayer books for religious services.

This year L.O.V.E. will complete the Sensory Room project. “Basically, they are here to provide RBJH Residents with elements that increase their quality of life and enhance their surroundings”.

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 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 or email