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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Lady Knitting

A local resident who is legally blind is interested in a companion to chat and go for walks. She might enjoy a variety of activities either culture oriented to her Cuban roots, or something tactile or musical that you would like to introduce. She has a lively history and due to aging and legal blindness, she is socially isolated. Any help on/off the suggested shifts would be welcome for this nonagenarian.

There are no hands on, or personal cares required.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;
  • a pleasant demeanor;
  • a good reading/speaking voice;
  • average reading skills;
  • organizational or planning abilities;
  • a good driving record;
  • a clear criminal history;
  • two references
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    times are flexible one or two days per week; more is welcomed. This is a very flexible program.
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Shift start-end is approximate. Visits once to twice per week preferred; more welcomed
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Main StreetRocky Hill, CT 06067

(41.66232,-72.6506)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Very flexible, choose your own schedule, be a person of your word, others will help.
  • Own transportation, good driving and criminal history. patience with the elderly and the legally blind.

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