Tag: Older People

Volunteer Interaction

Care Home Volunteers Befriending Now Being Delivered by Post

Despite the majority of Care Homes now being closed to visitors, Care Home Volunteers’ amazing befrienders are still managing to keep in touch with residents by writing cards and postcards, bringing much cheer, news and continued contact. Care Home Volunteers’ usually spend one-to-one time visiting the most socially isolated residents in local care homes, offering…
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Cuba the Dog Attends Volunteer Training!

  We have recently held a very successful volunteer session at Kings Court Care Centre in Swindon with our new volunteers. 7 volunteers – and Cuba the dog – attended the session which provides new volunteers with the information and training they require. It was a really interactive, informative and thought provoking session even on…
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‘The spark will ignite’: how poetry helps engage people with dementia

Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Stephanie Brada reads the Henry Charles Beeching poem Going Down Hill on a Bicycle to a group of residents at a care home. They read along with her, some mouthing the words, others silently following the…
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Thank You – Volunteer Information Sessions

#CharityTuesday Over the past few weeks we held a number of Volunteer Information Sessions in Salisbury … thank you to everyone who came along to find out more about volunteering with us. If you could make it, don’t worry contact us direct. We would also like to say a big thank you too: Salisbury Library –…
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How Virtual Reality is Taking Dementia Patients Back to the Future

  The Wayback project recreates coronation day in 1953 on 3D film using actors, period costumes and props, right down to fish-paste sandwiches. The effect is to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with the present. This is such an amazing project – click here to find out more about this inspirational project and…
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Do you want to join an exciting new charity to make a difference to the lives of older people?

We are looking for a Chippenham-based Volunteer Manager/Trainer to join our growing team Care Home Volunteers befriend residents in care homes for older people to bring enjoyment of life and relieve loneliness and isolation. In Chippenham we have a thriving team of volunteers making a difference to the quality of life of older people in local care…
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