Australian Red Cross

Volunteers visit residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated and whose quality of life would be improved by friendship and companionship.

The visits are relaxed and social in nature. The resident and their visitor chat together, share a cup of tea, play a board game or take a walk around the home and its gardens.

Regular visits by volunteers enhance the quality of life of residents by providing them with company and friendship. Volunteers are a welcome change to the routine and isolation that some residents in aged care homes face daily.

Some people living in aged care have limited mobility, may have dementia or other cognitive or mental health issues; a regular visit can make a world of difference. Volunteers are also enriched by the experience of visiting a resident.

Red Cross volunteers regularly visit around 900 socially isolated residents of aged care homes around Australia.

Address:

Suite 702, Level 7 Westpoint Tower

Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone: 02 9229 4272
email: nsw_cvs_greater_sydney@redcross.org.au
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