For many years now, Volunteers from Southcare have been visiting elderly people in the community who are lonely or whose quality of life could be improved by regular friendship and companionship. It is often a rewarding experience for both the visitor and the aged person receiving them.
The visit is social in nature and may be at the aged person’s home or in an aged care facility. It may involve a chat over a cup of tea, a walk around the garden or reading a book together. Perhaps the aged person has mobility limitations, health difficulties or is shy at first. Our Volunteers understand that and will do their best to make the visit pleasant and comfortable. Visits may be one-to-one or be a visit with two aged persons at the same time.
Southcare’s Community Visitors service is funded by the Federal Government.
To find out if you or your loved one is eligible for this free community service, please contact us on (08) 9450 6233. All Southcare’s Volunteers are police cleared and receive training to provide this community service.