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Enrich the lives of our seniors

Spring Valley Care Centre knows that volunteers add so much to the resident’s lives on a daily basis. The centre is looking for people who care and want to make a difference for our seniors.

There are three ways you can get involved. You can go with residents to their medical appointments, lend a helping hand with a variety of activities including crafts, games and outings, or you can visit a resident on a regular basis and gain a friend.

Volunteers interested in helping residents with appointments will be called in advance to reserve your time. You would meet at Spring Valley Care Centre, travel to the appointment with the resident, stay with them during their appointment and travel back to Spring Valley with them.

Based on your interest, activities volunteers might lead crafts, operate the mobile corner store, attend outings such as shopping or lunches, garden with residents, or engage in active games such as bowling.

One-on-one visiting gives each volunteer a chance to get to know a specific resident. Regular visits might involve playing cards, chatting, going for walks, or other activities of mutual interest.

Spring Valley Care Centre is an accredited 150-bed residential care home at 355 Terai Court in Kelowna. The home specializes in providing customized care for the physically frail, while some are cognitively challenged. All clients receive 24-hour professional care in a supportive and homelike environment.

If you are interested in enriching the lives of seniors, volunteer coordinator Jamie Ault would love to hear from you. Contact her at 250-979-6000 or jault@parkplaceseniorsliving.com.

You might also want to check out the activity assistant at White Heather Manor, volunteer visitors with Westside Health Network, or an appointment companion at the Good Samaritan Society. Go to www.kcr.ca, Volunteer Opportunities Search.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre.

 

 

250-763-8008, ext 24

informkelowna@kcr.ca

 

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