Volunteers Needed for Unique, Purposeful Activities and Companionship for Seniors


(38.981712,-94.62924)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

8101 Mission RoadPrairie Village, KS 66208

About

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:


  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
From first time to seasoned volunteers, everyone is welcome! We provide cost of TB test as well as background check. We are not your standard, run-of-the-mill nursing home, and any new and unique ideas are always considered and appreciated!

Skills

  • Painting
  • Music Therapy
  • Animal Therapy
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Knitting
  • Gardening

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.

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