Adding spice to life of an elder is always a fun way to give to the good of a Community. Making friends with older people can give them a new lease on life and playing cards in a social setting can remind them of a happier time in their lives. Many of these ladies and gentlemen were dropped from groups after the loss of a spouse. Here most of them are widows and have a lot of life left in them and would like to resurrect some of the things they did in the past.
Volunteers can help by spending an afternoon a week with them and getting them back in the game. Some were active bridge players, others m ore simple games like gin rummy, canasta etc.
Giving someone a chance to enjoy games they played in the past can bring back good memories and add a lot of joy to the present time. You, as a volunteer, can make a big difference in their lives by sharing with them, letting them know they are not forgotten.
Get one of your group or several to commit to this worth-while project.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training
- You may choose to do 2 or 4 or 6 hours on any day
- able to communicate and read and write, understand rules of privacy etc.