Moving into one of our communities brings up a lot of questions. No matter where you or your loved one is on the journey into long term care, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.
No. We are very flexible, and we want this experience to be enjoyable for you and to fit into your routine and availability.
A Social Development Record Check looks for court orders, findings, or dangerous and destructive behaviour involving children, adults and/or seniors. A Criminal Background Check looks for police-related infractions. Both of these checks are completed at the applicant’s expense.
The Recreation Team Members/Wellness Coaches in each of our communities will be available to teach and guide you throughout the process until you become comfortable to be on your own with our residents.
- It is important to maintain honest communication with our Recreation Team Members to ensure that your volunteer experience is successful. If you are having difficulty communicating with some of our residents, please come and see us. We will be happy to provide you with some education and tips on how to communicate with our residents.
- No experience required, just a willingness to spend time with seniors. Some basic training is provided during orientation.
- There are three key volunteer roles for which we have established descriptions of responsibilities: Recreation Program Assistant; Resident Companion; and New Resident Welcome Support. Our volunteers support several different activities, and these activities vary from the level of care offered on the campus. Activities such as Bingo calling, trivia quizzing, Scrabble, Giant Crosswords, exercise classes, manicures, music and entertainment, therapy dogs, conversation groups (current events, travel, etc.), crafts and baking, one-on-one visits, games (bean bag toss, board games), special events activities, coffee/socials, gardening or spiritual activities are only some of the activities that are currently offered.
- You can do so by signing in/out in the lobby, as well as by completing school paperwork.