VOLUNTEERING is the backbone of all communities and can start with one single step.
Volunteers give their time freely to provide companionship and community contact and the Casterton Memorial Hospital is sending thanks to everyone who helps either through the various hospital support groups or as individuals.
Volunteers contribute to numerous activities including delivery of meals-on-wheels, bus driving, visiting entertainment and diversional and lifestyle activities and well as the members of the various fundraising groups.
“We are always looking for more volunteers and I can’t imagine what it would be like without them,” Glenelg House leisure and lifestyle co-ordinator, Karen Perry said.
“They provide that personal one-on-one interaction with the residents and help with purposeful activities.
“This supports the staff enrich the lifestyle of our residents by creating a diversity of activities and experiences.”
Volunteers provide assistance in various ways at Glenelg House – from activities as simple as talking to a resident, playing a game, taking a walk, reading the paper to helping with a planned activity organised by the staff.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.