Everyone smiles when those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities receive a visit from a friend. You can make a difference to the many residents whose families live too far away to visit often or who may not have any family left.
As an I-You Venture volunteer you might choose to call on individual residents, participate in a small discussion group, or get involved in a planned activity. Our volunteers offer companionship and help individuals to overcome isolation in many ways. They engage them in a broad spectrum of activities including arts and crafts, playing board games or cards with them, in addition to one on one visits. Another way you can get involved with seniors is through music. This could be listening to oldies with a personalized play list, singing along to old favorites with seniors or playing a musical instrument.
As an Ageless Art Artist you would join residents in expressing themselves using various kinds of media. You could also participate in creating community exhibits that excite the artist in everyone.
As a Holiday Helper you might enjoy playing Santa or making sure facility residents receive a holiday gift.