Can you help a caregiver get a break?


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When

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

Where

1875 Northwestern Ave SoStillwater, MN 55082

About

Can you understand how "Mary" could use a break?
Mary is eighty years old has been providing loving care for her husband who has a disability now for many months. She doesn't get as much sleep, she can't attend her grandchild's school program, she can no longer attend her book club or have a quick lunch with her friends. Sometimes even getting to the doctor for herself or picking up groceries can be a challenge to find the time. Mary would be so happy if a volunteer could spend time with her husband so that she could get back some joy in her life as well. If you could share two hours a week or four hours twice a month it would really make a difference for Mary and allow her to continue to care for her husband.
You might spend time talking together, playing cards, doing a puzzle, watching a TV show, going for a walk, listening to music or looking at old photo's. You will quickly find how this volunteer role helps you as well with better health, a new friendship, more purpose in your life and more smiles and laughter. You would not be providing any medical care or daily living care as your volunteer role is for supervision and companionship so that a caregiver can get a break.
Mary's husband would enjoy spending time with a male or female. Mary and her husband live in Washington County and there are other caregivers just like Mary who need a break as well.
For more information please contact Dianne Vierling FamilyMeans Volunteer Coordinator 651-789-4055 dvierling@familymeans.org

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours once a week or four hours twice a month
  • Enjoy people, patient, maintain good boundaries,

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