SHARE, Inc. is a New Jersey non-profit that provides an affordable, home like environment for independent seniors in shared residences located at 104 Cottage Place and 130 Prospect Street in Ridgewood, N.J. It is a non-profit organization with no religious or government affiliation. Plenty of volunteer opportunities available for local teens
We (my daughters and myself) had an amazing evening volunteering to entertain the senior citizens. My younger daughter played the violin and older one sang some Patty Smith songs and a french song for the elderly residents.
The Director of the Program sets up educational workshops every once in a while. And also S.H.A.R.E. Board members, and a variety of visitors and community service workers socialize with residents, facilitate games, arts & crafts, and Holiday and special events, provide music and other entertainment, assist residents with spring clean-up, gardening, and some do needed painting and maintenance projects, etc.
Overall it was a fun day and got to spend some quality time with the seniors. Thanks to Jan Phillips who introduced us to this amazing place . Will definitely spend more quality time going forward helping the seniors in whatever possible ways we can as a team.
Seeing them reminded me so much about my mom and how I miss being around her.She is thousands of miles away in India and the best I could do is help someone somewhere feel happy in spending some time not being left lonely.
My daughters alonwith seniors and Jan Phillips
Moment of fun !!!
Ex mayor of Ridgewood serving food to the seniors
Program Director, Marianne Bennett