Volunteers needed for aged care visits

Taking the time to connect with older people benefits the volunteer/visitor and the recipient.
Taking the time to connect with older people benefits the volunteer/visitor and the recipient.

Could you spare one hour a fortnight? If you can the Cowra Information and Neigbourhood Centre (CINC) needs you.

CINC is currently seeking volunteer/visitors to take part in the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).

The CVS is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, a free service to help older people maintain social connection.

Volunteer/visitors provide an hour of their time each fortnight to provide friendship and companionship to the older people in our community.

Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience and by becoming friends with an older person, you can make a positive difference to their lives as well as your own.

Alternatively, do you know someone who would benefit from becoming a recipient?

CVS visits are available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including people who are approved and on a waiting list for residential care or home care packages.

To find out more about the scheme contact Bronwyn Sainsbury on 6340 1100.