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Life Enrichment

Everyone needs something to look forward to and everyone enjoys some friendship. You can be the person to brighten someone's day when you visit a resident in a long term care facility. Visits help to stimulate new interests and provide a break from the routine. During a visit, volunteers can read to residents, take them for a walk or a wheelchair ride, sit and talk, or simply listen. Volunteer visitors bring a little of the outside world to people who may not get regular visits from family and friends. You'll benefit too, learning all about the life experiences of the people you visit.
If you'd like to help brighten someone's day, become a Life Enrichment volunteer. No special qualifications are needed - just the desire to serve as a friend and share your time. Life Enrichment volunteers establish a one-on-one relationship with four or more residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Click HERE to visit the Life Enrichment Visitation Gallery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in an initial training program as provided by the Life Enrichment Staff
  • Visit one or more assigned nursing homes on a regular basis
  • Establish a companion relationship with the residents
  • Sign in and out during each visit to the nursing home or facility
  • Report any problems or concerns to the Life Enrichment Program Director
Skills Required
  • Friendliness
  • Dependability
  • Caring
  • A sensitivity to older people
Training Provided
  • Role of the volunteer
  • Description of the nursing home resident and environment
  • Guidelines for visiting
  • Sensitivity to aging
Time Required
An initial training session, then approximately one hour per week


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