Aged care fa­cil­ity in need of vol­un­teers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MAN­NING-based aged care fa­cil­ity South­care is call­ing for new vol­un­teers to sign up for the Community Vis­i­tors Scheme (CVS).

CVS vol­un­teers visit South­care res­i­dents for about an hour each week to help im­prove their qual­ity of life with friend­ship.

Vis­i­tors are be­ing sought in the Perth’s south east­ern sub­urbs. Among other things, vol­un­teers chat, play cards, do jig­saw puz­zles, share mu­sic and go on walks with the el­derly.

South­care’s CVS co-or­di­na­tor Vicki Mor­rell said some older peo­ple be­come iso­lated when they can no longer drive, their fam­ily are busy or they do not have fam­ily.

“Hav­ing a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor makes such a dif­fer­ence to their lives and it has been heart-warming over the years to wit­ness many long­stand­ing friend­ships that de­velop through the scheme,” she said.

All vol­un­teers re­quire a po­lice clear­ance, which is ap­plied and paid for by South­care.

More in­for­ma­tion www.south­care.org.au. at

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