| Age Concern Albury Wodonga Inc. 432 Townsend Street Albury NSW 2640 Phone: 02 6021 5122 Fax: 02 6021 8626 |
02 6021 5122
Age Concern Albury Wodonga Inc.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The CVS aims to enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care homes who are socially isolated or lonely, and would benefit from a friendly visitor.
The CVS also helps establish links between people living in aged care homes and their local community. A community Visitor is a volunteer who is matched with a resident of an aged care home, and visits them regularly on a weekly or fortnightly basis for approximately an hour.
Age Concern is the auspice of the Community Visitors Scheme. The Coordinator of the program will endeavour to match a volunteer with a resident appropriately, taking into account the interests and background of the Volunteer with the resident in the facility. Most Community Visitors find that they enjoy the friendship as much as the resident does, and the relationship is both positive and rewarding.
The Community Visitor needs to commit to visiting the resident at least once a week or once a fortnight. Visits can be spent doing something mutually enjoyed. For example: Reading, listening to music, chatting and reminiscing or watching a favourite TV program. Volunteers may like to take the resident for a walk or go on an outing. The activities that are undertaken will depend on the the health of the resident.
Sharing time and sharing interests with the resident will help the resident feel better about themselves and enjoy their lives more.