Seniors

Friend-A-Senior Programme

The Friend-A-Senior programme is a partnership between Southeast  CDC, Eastern Health Alliance(ELA) and community partners like CHANGE, to provide the NAL(Neighbors for Active Living) programme.  AGENTS OF CHANGE are positioned to befriend matched seniors, provide social support and help EHA lookout for signs that the elderly person may be at-risk.

Opportunities to volunteer:
  • Befriender: Work in a group of 2-3 volunteers to connect with a matched senior on a weekly basis.
    • Criteria: Befrienders must be at least 18 years of age or older and have the heart to work with the elderly.  Children that are accompanied by adults are welcome. Befrienders must successfully complete a 2-day  training course.
    • Commitment: Long-term

 


Nursing Home Enrichment Programme

Our Nursing Home Enrichment Programme is tasked primarily with the purpose of promoting healthy social interactions, physical mobility, and cognitive function.  These are achieved through a variety of activities.  Activities include Music, Singing, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Games, Food, and simply seating down and listening.

 

Opportunities to volunteer:
  • Group Organiser: Organise and manage group volunteers and programme.
    • Criteria: Group organisers must be at least 16 years or above. Group organisers must be able to locate and organise a group of volunteers (usually a group of 10 volunteers or more is suggested), plan enrichment programme based on guidelines provided by both partnering nursing homes as well as CHANGE management and conduct the enrichment programme based on the submitted and approved programme proposal.
    • Commitment: Ad hoc basis with the opportunity for longer-term commitments
  • Befriender: Assist in the conduct of the programme and provide moral and social support to the elderly residents of the home.
    • Criteria: Befrienders must be at least 16 years of age or older and have the heart to work with the elderly. Children that are accompanied by adults are welcome.
    • Commitment: Ad hoc basis with the opportunity for longer-term commitments

 


Interested in becoming an AGENT OF CHANGE?

Follow this link to sign up as a volunteer on our online sign-up form:

SIGN UP HERE

Alternatively, you can call us at 6100 2352 for more information.