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Help an Octogenarian Get to the Hairdresser! Just one trip every 3 weeks will make her very happy.

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
Lady Knitting

A lovely octogenarian who is no longer driving due to legal blindness is in need of a trip to the hairdresser approximately once every three weeks for a wash and set. The appointments are on Main Street in Glastonbury, you can have your own hair done or run an errand while she is 'under the dryer.'

If you are local and have the daytime free, she might also need a trip to a doctor's visit. You don't have to do it all, others will help but for this opportunity, you really need weekday, daytime availability. Maybe you can't do this but can do something else, call me at 860-602-4129 and we can chat about availability and clients near you!

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.

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    daytime shift aprox 1 to 2 hours between 8 and 4 to the hairdresser and back- as appointments are scheduled
  • 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 1 shift

WHERE

Main Street areaGlastonbury, CT 06016

(41.91425,-72.53231)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be available during a typical workday/hours for a standing hair appointment.
  • Must have own transportation, willing to provide arm/arm, door/door for this, clear driving/criminal and proof of insurance. Choose 2 or 3 months as suits you.

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