The objective of this program is to bring some companionship to those elderly Spanish speaking people, who are alone the majority of their time.
All services are culturally and linguistically appropriate for the Spanish speaking community.
The service is available for Spanish speaking elderly people, living in residential facilities.
Due to a lack of English language skills, many elderly Spanish speaking people living in residential care experience a high degree of social isolation.
People interested in this service may receive a visit, phone call, take a walk to the park or mall, playing cards, doing crafts, watching TV or just read. Calls and visits will be conducted in Spanish and have no charge.
Interested persons will undergo a simple needs assessment. A suitable volunteer for the client will then be found.
Are you interested in this service?
Those interested can contact CELAS to make an appointment and to obtain further information by calling on (03) 9600 4633. Opening hours: 09:00am - 05:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Do you want to support this program?
This program could not be possible without the generosity of volunteers who give their time to support this worthwhile cause.
Apart from giving people the personal satisfaction of knowing they have brought happiness into someone’s life, volunteering through the friendly visiting also provides people with valuable work experience, access to free training and ongoing support from CELAS.
If you are interested interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact CELAS on (03) 9600 4633. Opening hours: 09:00am - 05:00pm (Monday to Friday)