BINGO BONANZA!

Posted on March 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets       Written by Julie Sage     Come have FUN and play BINGO!  The game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with free daubers. If you’ve been before, you know it is a BLAST; if you haven’t, it’s time to see what you’ve been … More BINGO BONANZA!

BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

Posted on November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets    Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant        SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride).  It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

 Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space.  An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat.  I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

AL BEAR Award

    Written by Julie Sage and Sharon Roloff   Who doesn’t remember a favorite stuffed (now called “Plush”) animal that was your favorite friend in childhood?  Mine was a cuddly rabbit that I carried everywhere in my youth.  He was my companion and we experienced life together.  As the years passed and I moved … More AL BEAR Award

Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse.  Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

 Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors  Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission.  We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

The Donor Connection

What Goes Around Comes Around Hundreds of donated items (household, clothing, jewelry, books, art, and linens) are received from Placer County residents almost daily at our Assistance League® of Greater Placer Thrift Shop.  All items are processed by our volunteers, reasonably priced, and displayed for our customers to purchase. The Thrift Shop stays well stocked … More The Donor Connection

Angels for Aging

 Written by Janet Patten The Rock Creek Care Center of Auburn is a very special place. It is filled with mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends, many people just like you and me. The residents come from various backgrounds such as homemakers and landscapers. There is even one who used to be a professional … More Angels for Aging