Community Visitors is designed to enhance people’s quality of life and enjoy life to its full potential by providing opportunities for shared interests, social interaction and support. Friendly volunteer visitors are matched to a client, taking into account the volunteer’s and client’s interests, background and availability. Visits are relaxed and social in nature clients and volunteers chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.
Community Visitors Service includes:
This service aims to empower the clients to be independent and offers individual support to achieve their goals & aspirations. This is also a way of preventing premature entry to residential care. It provides friendly volunteers to share interests and companionship with people who have limited family and social contact. This program enables people to be connected to their community and be able to live a full and normal life.
Residential visiting aims to improve the quality of life for people in aged care homes by having a volunteer visit them either weekly or fortnightly, linking the resident with the larger community and helping to reduce their experience of loneliness or isolation. Our Community Visitor Coordinator matches the resident with someone who shares his or her same interests. The relationship formed provides a source of happiness and well-being for both the resident and the visitor.
Service operating times:
Visits are arranged at a time to suit both resident and volunteer and can be during the week or on weekends.