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Spring Break 2014

bballSpring Break is less than a month away and some camps are already filling up! All camps are open all week and some have the option to go some days and not others. So call, text or chat with 2-1-1 online to get further details about a spring break camp near you.

Ocala Parks and Rec: Lillian Bryant and ED Crosky will be providing (more…)


“Be The Change You Want To See In The World”

mentorWe have shared how volunteering is great for your health and for your career. Even with all this information about how being a volunteer can benefit us personally, we may still be hesitating.  Are you thinking, “Ok, I’m sold… but where do I start?’  Well, you’re in luck. The United Way Worldwide is asking you to take a pledge and we are going to help get you kick started with some tips on what to do and what not to do when getting started volunteering as a mentor.

What to Do:

1. Practice Active Listening

2. Try not to use the word “Should”  with yourself or your mentee.

3. Show up – Be on time and stay committed.

4. Have your own mentors – push your own growing edge.

5. Celebrate – During every interaction make sure there is at least one step of progress that is celebrated.

Are You Worried About Fraud?

SvsCAccording to a 2011 Assessment of the Needs of Elder Floridians,

“A majority of survey respondents (87%) expressed a considerable degree of concern about being a victim of consumer fraud or swindle. Despite high levels of concern for this issue, over one-half of elders surveyed (54%) were not familiar with programs to educate and protect them from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.”

Did you know that if you suspect fraud or have experienced fraud, 2-1-1 can connect you to your local, regional and national resources who can help you? (more…)

Do You Just Wanna Have Fun?

Special Olympics World Summer Games - Day SevenDid you know that there are dozens of opportunities to volunteer in Marion County and have fun through recreation programs? Volunteering is a great way to get exercise, laugh and relieve stress! This month you can volunteer with Marion County Special Olympics to help prepare for this summer’s 42nd annual Special Olympics Summer Games.

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