Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme aims to enrich the quality of life for residents of aged care facilities who have been identified as being socially isolated or lonely and would benefit from a friendly visit by a volunteer.
Volunteers are matched with a resident in an aged care facility who they visit regularly. The Community Visitors Scheme Coordinator will endeavour to match visitors with residents who have similar interests or backgrounds. Most Volunteer Visitors find the friendship as enjoyable and rewarding as the resident does.
Training and support is offered to visitors to assist them to adapt to the role and understand the needs of residents. The Community Visitors Scheme is funded by the Federal Government and supported by the City ofUnley.
Listen to the stories of our older people. Wonderful histories, interesting lives.
Are you a very good listener and love to have a chat? Listening and talking is all that is required. Your commitment, once a week or once a fortnight, is up to you. You can choose the day and time of the week you visit.
Can you give your time to help someone who is lonely? Friendly visiting of a person who is socially isolated living in aged care. Training and Support provided, as well as reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. Visit a person living in a local Residential Aged Care Home.
Download the Flyer:
Community Visitors Scheme Flyer (238 kb)
Please contact Karen Jenkinson - Volunteer Management Officer on 8372 5116 or Lexie Raven - Coordinator of CVS on 8372 5191.
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