Wise Owls Initiative
Through Engagement, We Thrive
News & Views
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for our volunteers, and for our local assisted living, memory care, and nursing homes.
During this COVID-19 Pandemic, we recognize the desire and fundamental need for our elders to have some sort of outside contact with others. Because of the social restrictions placed on long term care facilities, we have organized scheduled phone calls to engage residents, who otherwise may not have the opportunity to have a visitor.
We have also coordinated with our volunteers, their families, friends, co-workers, and students to create hand-crafted cards to donate to several facilities.
Each resident at the designated facility receives a beautiful card that they can continue to enjoy, day after day.
We continue to brainstorm other COVID-19 friendly volunteer opportunities that we can offer to the community, and are planning for the future, when we are able to offer even more interactive projects.
Learn more about our work by getting in touch with WOI today.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
Who We Are
Here at Wise Owls Initiative, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since the birth of our initiative in 2018, we have been determined to make an impact, and while a move across the country interrupted our project, we are thrilled in 2020, to now bring our vision to North Austin Texas, and surrounding areas. Our ultimate vision is to grow into a nonprofit organization, so that we may utilize future resources to expand our volunteer services.
The core of our efforts is to help to improve healthcare outcomes in our elderly population by reducing the negative effects of isolation and loneliness. We aim to achieve this via various means of engagement, utilizing volunteers. We believe that all people, from the very young to the aging, have a voice, and a need to be appreciated. WOI recognizes and cherishes the wisdom, experience, and life of all people, and most certainly, our elders.
Our founder, Laura Jones, is a registered volunteer with the Texas, Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps. The relationship that she has developed with the MRC has opened up several opportunities for WOI to coordinate efforts with other MRC volunteers to bring happiness to many, many elders in our community.
Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs. We are excited to grow as we continue to engage our senior population.
Through engagement, we thrive.