Would you like to share more cups of tea and conversations at home or get out and about more with friends?
Volunteers set aside time to visit a care recipient in an aged care facility or in their own home. Depending on the volunteer and the person they befriend, this time may be spent simply keeping each other company or taking part in any one of a number of activities.
The scheme aims to:
- improve the quality of life of care recipients
- extend social contacts
- minimise isolation from the broader community
- give older people a sense of worth and value
- provide volunteers with an older friend who can enrich their life
- give volunteers an opportunity to make their communities a better place to live for people of all ages.
When do you feel most social? Our social support services can be arranged for a time that suits you, Monday to Fridays until late. Call 1300 086 906 to book a one off service or speak to us about how we can offer ongoing support for all your home care needs. Government assistance for home care services may also be available.
Wesley School for Seniors believes we never stop learning and offers around 100 courses led by volunteer tutors at our facilities in Sydney’s CBD. Many courses offer different levels of learning from beginner through to advanced so whether you would like to try your hand at something new, develop an existing skill, or share your expertise with others, there is an option for you. Students are assessed and awarded certificates for successful completion of a course, enabling you to advance to a higher level if you desire.
Our pastoral care team is available to support you through the good times and the bad times. Whether you’re experiencing a time of crisis or celebrating success, our team listen, support, encourage, befriend and connect. The support provided may include visiting you, offering spiritual guidance, offering communion, prayer, devotions, arranging counselling and advocacy.