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One Clara Maass DriveBelleville, NJ 07109


Hospital Elder Life Program:

Recipient of the 2017 Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence from the American Hospital Association

The Hospital Elder Life Program is a program that aims to provide extra attention and care to senior citizens admitted to the hospital.

Program goals

  • Maintain physical and cognitive functioning throughout hospitalization
  • Maximize independence at discharge

What can I gain as a volunteer?

  • Experience working with older adults
  • Interest and experience in the field of healthcare
  • Confidence working with patients
  • Satisfaction in knowing you helped improve the hospital stay of older adults by providing companionship, stimulation, orientation, and therapeutic activities

Wheter it's reading the newspaper together, engaging in conversation, providing company during a meal or taking walks, volunteers can make a significant impact in the mental, social and physical health of elderly patients.

Volunteer application: http://www.barnabashealth.org/Clara-Maass-Medical-Center/Volunteer.aspx download Adult Volunteer Application

Clara Maass Medical Center was able to launch HELP through a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

Flexible hours: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.


  • Physical Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Elder care
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of one 4-hour shift per week for 6 months/
  • 1 hour of physical therapy/speech therapy training. 16 hours of shadowing/training by coordinator.

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