Douglas County elder care experts believe seniors should have the opportunity to get out of the house on a regular basis and become an integral part of the community. Giving back through volunteering can provide a wide variety of health benefits for your elderly loved one. Encourage him or her to participate in rewarding volunteer work at the following 4 local places.
1. University of Colorado South Denver
Located at 10035 South Peoria Street, this college is looking for enthusiastic museum volunteers. Should your loved one choose to volunteer, he or she will be responsible for greeting visitors and sparking their interest to learn and while enriching his or her own life. Your loved one can share his or her passion for nature with the community and other visitors while touring the college and discussing the plants, science, and art at the museum. Training is provided.
2. Neighbor Network
This agency at 100 Third Street is looking for compassionate volunteers who can help other older adults and those with disabilities remain independent. Your loved one would be responsible for tasks ranging from light housekeeping to preparing easy meals for members with limited mobility. This is a rewarding volunteer position that offers your loved one companionship and the chance to make a difference in the community. Your loved one may need to commit to volunteering one to two times a month.
3. Castle Rock Senior Center
Located at 2323 Woodlands Boulevard, this senior facility is in need of volunteer shuttle drivers to take elderly and disabled people to run errands and doctor’s appointments. Your loved one can drive the center’s van from 8:30am to 3:30pm one day a week. He or she will not be expected to lift anyone or anything, but will have to strap a chair down. The most assistance your loved one might have to offer is an arm to help someone get out of the van. This volunteer position not only helps the community, but it can also boost your loved one’s overall sense of purpose. Training with a driver is provided.
4. Sheriff’s Office
This law enforcement agency at 4000 Justice Way is looking for volunteers to help keep their community safe. Your loved one can feel a sense of pride and enhanced self-worth as he or she works side by side with the deputies to help protect Douglas County and keep it a wonderful place to work, live, and play. He or she may also be responsible for performing many tasks, from neighborhood patrols to elementary school checks. Your loved one must have a driver’s license and attend the CSV Academy for 9 weeks.
If your loved one is unable to participate in volunteering but still needs socialization and assistance with physical activity, turn to Home Care Assistance. Our dedicated caregivers are available 24/7 to provide social stimulation, mobility assistance, and help with tasks like bathing, grooming, and light housekeeping. For more information on the live-in and respite home care Douglas County seniors rely on, call 720-580-5378 to speak with a friendly Care Manager.