Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook

 

Partners in Caring - A Program of Lifespan

1900 South Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14628
Phone: 585-287-6428
Contact: Hannah Sweet

A caregiver near you could use support and a break - a couple of hours off from caring for a loved one to shop, nap, take a walk, visit a friend.


Volunteers Needed:

Help a local caregiver by providing friendly visits and caring companionship to someone with early stage memory loss, dementia, or other chronic conditions. Visit a few times a month on your own schedule. We will provide training, ongoing support and work with you to find the right match.

 

Activities may include going for walks together, looking at photo albums, engaging in conversation, arts and crafts, gardening, shopping, sharing a meal together, etc. Supplemental training on Reminiscence/Life Review provided. Utilize reminiscence strategies to engage the person you visit – use memories as a point of connection and help them find meaning in their life story.

Become a Texting Buddy and provide regular check-ins and encouragement to a caregiver near you. Be a listening ear as they experience the challenges and joys of caregiving.  A little support goes a long way – celebrate the small victories together and be a voice of support on the tough days. Text as little or as often as you can, on your own schedule. We will provide training, ongoing support and work with you to find the right match.

 


New agency 10/1/20.


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