Help us provide purposeful, person-centered opportunities for seniors in skilled-nursing at Claridge Court. We are not your standard, run-of-the-mill "nursing home." Our activities program is unique, as we stray away from "busy-work," and try to provide opportunities for our residents to engage in purposeful activities that are unique to each individual and their previous life roles/interests. Many, but not all of our residents, have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's/Dementia, and all have unique talents and interests that they still enjoy every day. Some volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Sit with and help engage residents in scheduled activities such as seated volleyball, group exercise classes, happy hour, takeout group lunches, church services, pet therapy/animal visits, music groups/performances, games, monthly wine and paint group, bible/religious study groups, Veteran's groups, baking/cooking groups, gardening/flower arranging groups, intergenerational groups, knitting/sewing, and more!
- Help facilitate 1:1 visits such as conversation/reminiscing, going through photos/memorabilia, sorting familiar objects, help them write letters, give/receive mail, provide hand massages/paint nails, play music, intergenerational/visits with children, play cards/trivia, watch movies/TV, pet therapy, religious/spiritual visits, baking/cooking, reading recipes, knitting/sewing, relaxation/aromatherapy, gardening/horticulture, and more!
- Join us on field trips (at no cost to you) and help push residents in wheelchairs, sit with them, talk with them, and help them view/engage in all the sights. Frequent field trips we take include: Deanna Rose, Union Station, KC Aquarium, Nelson Atkins, WWI museum.
- Music Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Children/Teens under age of 18 are welcome, but must have adult consent form signed.