Hospice Volunteers Needed for Memory Book Project


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1 Vogt DriveBridgewater, NJ 08807

About

Memory Book GroupAre you creative? Do you like to scrapbook? Would you like to help others?
THEN WE WANT YOU!! Come join Grace Healthcare Services make Memory Books for our patients. We are a hospice agency servicing the terminally ill throughout New Jersey. Many of our patients have Alzheimer’s or Dementia, which are debilitating diseases of memory loss. Most of them have lost their short term memory and can no longer recognize their families, friends or surroundings, but their long term memory consisting of their childhood or years past can remain intact. We create Memory Books to use as a communication tool. We categorize items such as food, holidays, sports, cars, flowers/gardens, people, holidays, animals, dolls, clothes, food, homes and accessories. The volunteers collate these books by finding and cutting out pictures or scenes from magazines, cards, calendars, etc. and then paste them onto sheets and put into binders. We then sit with the patients reviewing these books to see if any memory is stimulated, and many times it is.
We are starting a monthly group at the Bridgewater Library (1 Vogt Drive Bridgewater, NJ 08807)
Sessions are from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on the following dates:
February 20 March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1& 15

All materials will be supplied just come join in a community service event, make new friends and help others. We could always use magazines so if you have some please bring them too! For more information about contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Ellen Day at maryellen.day@gracehcs.com

Skills

  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • 1 hour
  • none

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