VENTA CARE CENTRE QUALITY CONTINUING CARE
13525 102 Street Edmonton, AB,T5E 4K3 Phone: 780 476-6633
Click here to download an Application Form
The Adopt A Grandparent program organizes and implements visits
to seniors in nursing homes with individuals in the community who share
a passion for helping and caring for our elderly population.
WHY ADOPT A GRANDPARENT?
Many elderly individuals are living alone in long-term care facilities and
almost half do not have visitors or families coming to visit.
Many often describe themselves as feeling lonely and isolated.
In 2017, Venta Care Centre set out to change this feeling
by starting the Adopt A Grandparent program.
Volunteers are matched with a grandparent that they believe share similar hobbies and interests
as them to foster a lifetime friendship. Groups of individuals are also encouraged to
participate through webcam visits with school classes and the facility and so on….
We are looking for individuals who would want to do one on one
volunteering with the residents, playing games with them, or just visiting.
We need the most help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the afternoon
for portering, at the time when most people are in school or working.
Volunteers can be any age.
If the volunteer is under 18 they do not need a criminal record check,
TB test or the flu shot if they do not want too.
If they are over 18 they will need a criminal record check in the vulnerable sector,
TB test and flu shot in order to volunteer.