Answering The Call
Do you like to meet new people, play games, read to folks, or simply just brighten someone's day? Perhaps there are members of your congregation who fit this description.
If so, help answer the call! Hearts and Hands is looking for friendly people to make a difference today!
The demand for caregiver support throughout the year is high, especially during the winter season. The pandemic has created unprecedented rates of depression, anxiety, and isolation among older adults. "winter blues are real and with the difficulty of travel as a result of the pandemic we are seeing unprecedented amounts of calls from community members who are longing for connection," says Aaron Carlson, Executive Director of Hearts and Hands.
Additionally we are hearing from more than ever from adult children in caregiving roles who are overwhelmed by the demands of work, parenting and assisting their older parents. Knowing that they provide critical support for their parents creates stress and worry.
With your help, Hearts and Hands can assist with these needs by providing volunteer-based caregiver support. Caregiver support consists of friendly conversation, doing puzzles, watching television, reading the newspaper, and much more. It does not involve providing hands-on medical care.
"I cannot stress how my retirement has been enriched by being able to help people. It feels like I am on a spiritual journey with Hearts and Hands at the helm," says Bridget, Hearts and Hands Volunteer.
To help, please call (716) 406-8311 ext. 102 or visit www.volunteerhnh.org.
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We'd love your feedback! Please help by completing a brief 5 question survey about caregiver support services.