Imagine being 50 years old and living in a Long-term care facility, living with people who are older by decades and having very little in common with anyone.
This is often the case for people living with Multiple Sclerosis in a long-term care (LTC) home. This is the reason we created the Friendly Visiting Program.
The Friendly Visiting program matches a volunteer with an individual living with MS in a LTC residence
A Friendly Visitor is someone who will visit the resident weekly/bi-weekly. This is a social, recreational visit, doing things as, talking, reading a book together, playing games/cards, and sitting outside or even just watching tv or a movie together.
Often times living in LTC can be lonely, many of the individuals living with MS in LTC can often be more isolated because of the age difference and interests compared to the other residents.
If you have a spare few hours a month, you can really make a difference in someone's life.
Must be over 18 years old to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check screening requirements
Asking for a 1 year commitment (minimum)
Please contact me for more information
Programs & Services Coordinator
Hamilton-Halton Chapter MS Society of Canada
Job Type: Volunteer