Appletree Court Auction
Twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring, Altrusans help organize an auction of collected items. Residents use “Appletree Bucks”, which they have earned through participation in activities in the home, to purchase the items. Collected items include greeting cards and stamps, decks of cards, cologne and perfume, purses, Kleenex, toiletries, vases of flowers, books, and other items of interest to seniors.
Atria Assisted Living Center in Richardson Auction
Twice a year Altrusa facilitates an Auction at Atria similar to the one described at Appletree Court. We hold these auctions in the Fall and in the Spring. Atria supplies the auction items and Altrusans provide the Auctioneer and volunteers!
Monthly, Altrusans set up and call Bingo at the Atria Assisted Living Center.
The Richardson Public Library Book Rotation
The Richardson Public Library received a state grant to provide large-print books and books-on-tape to the growing Richardson Senior population. On a quarterly basis, Altrusans help the Richardson Library by providing the volunteers to move large print books and tapes between 10 local assisted living centers. This project provides a constantly rotating supply of books to the residents of the local centers and brings library services to them.
Tie One On for Father’s Day Event
This event is held at Friend’s Place Adult Day Services Center in Richardson on the Friday before Father’s Day each year. Altrusans lend a helping hand for the event. Seniors are treated to an array of antique cars to view plus other special events to entertain them, and then to a lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs!
Mother’s Day Tea
This event is held the Friday before Mother’s Day also at Friend’s Place Adult Day Services in Richardson. This is a lovely luncheon event complete with china tea cups and tea! Altrusans assist in various ways including setting up the event and serving. This event is attended by the clients and their families.