New Year’s Resolution: Rona Barrett Challenges Americans to Spend Time with Seniors and Share Stories on Facebook
As part of her non-profit foundation for seniors, pioneer entertainment reporter Rona Barrett urges people to volunteer in senior care facilities in their community in 2011
Santa Barbara, CA, February 4, 2011—As part of her recently launched Facebook page, Rona Barrett, a pioneer and innovator in entertainment reporting and the publishing industry, is encouraging volunteerism at senior care facilities as a component of The Rona Barrett Foundation which helps Seniors in Need. In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, Rona invites Americans to resolve to become one of Rona’s Warriors, a “call out” to inspire them to visit a senior care facility in their community this year.
“One of the greatest gifts we can give the elderly is our time. If you have ever visited a nursing home or adult day center, you will understand what this means,” said Barrett. Seniors have a lot of wisdom and stories to share and are often very willing to do so if encouraged.
“Miss Rona”, who spent years engaging celebrities in meaningful conversations, shares some of her most effective ways to get others, especially seniors, to open up:
- Ask about family members and spouses
- Inquire about careers and work experience
- Any participation in historical events
- Personal memories that are especially meaningful
Barrett is asking people to share their experiences visiting or working with senior citizens or to let her know how a visit from a community member to your senior care facility has impacted your life. With her latest venture on Facebook, Rona’s Warriors can share their stories with Rona and be recognized by other likeminded members to serve as an inspiration to all.
Become a “fan” of the Rona Barrett Foundation on Facebook and post volunteer experiences to share on the site at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rona-Barrett-Foundation/174058285952531?ref=mf. Stories can also be emailed to [email protected] with selected stories posted at www.ronabarrett.com.
For those who want to help seniors in need through a financial contribution to the Rona Barrett Foundation, simply visit https://ronabarrett.com/rona-barrett-foundation/donate-now-2/.
Barrett developed the first in-depth personal TV specials about the celebrities of film, television, music, sports, and politics, and also published a series of magazines on the entertainment industry, including Rona Barrett’s Hollywood. Today, Barrett’s focus is on her non-profit foundation which is committed to providing affordable housing for the elderly in need, in a community centered model, with a particular emphasis on “orphaned seniors.” Her website is at www.ronabarrett.com.