Help Enrich the Experiences of Seniors with Memory Loss

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Sunnyside Community Services

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Sunnyside Community Services offers a social adult day care program for adults with memory loss. We host 20-25 clients from 9 am to 2 pm in a caring environment that provides an alternative to nursing home care.

Our space for our participants with memory loss is meant to resemble a home, with a full kitchen, activity area ('living room'), eating area, and private restroom. Throughout the day we assist participants by serving meals, engaging them in artistic activities, games, singing, and light exercise.

Tasks:

  • Starting the day: Assist in helping the seniors into the ADS room and preparing for the rest of the day (taking off their coat, taking them to their seats, etc.)
  • Breakfast: Assist in serving breakfast to the seniors and clean up after they are done.
  • Activities- While seniors are doing their activities, interact and help or even do at the activity as well. In addition, to activities seniors also do small exercises to get them moving. It is encouraged for volunteers to participate as well.
  • Lunch- Assist in taking up, serving, and cleaning after lunch with the help of other colleagues.
  • End of the day: Assist seniors to leave, such as putting on their coat and taking them downstairs to the bus.

Attributes Needed:

  • Patience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Respect
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Show empathy

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About Sunnyside Community Services

Location:

43 - 31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104, US

Mission Statement

Sunnyside Community Services' mission is to enrich the lives of Western Queens' residents by providing caring, quality services to meet their social, health, educational, and recreational needs and thereby strengthen our multicultural community.

Description

Sunnyside Community Services is a settlement house serving over 18,000 youth, seniors, homebound persons, new immigrants, and families each year. Our vision is to be a pioneer in the provision of integrated services that address the changing, complex needs of the community.

WHEN

Fri Dec 06, 2019 - Fri Jan 31, 2020
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM  

WHERE

43 - 31 39th StreetSunnyside, NY 11104

(40.74517,-73.92561)
 

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Drawing
  • Adult Education
  • Patient Care
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteers will need to commit to performing at least 40 total hours of community service. Volunteers will need to commit to being with us at least 1 day per week from 9 am to 2 pm minimum.

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