Many volunteers have reported a feeling of satisfaction with the knowledge that they made someone’s day a little easier or a little brighter. Providing one-on-one activities with a resident, such as reading or talking to them, or simply sitting quietly with them, improves their quality of life.
Older adults love to reminisce about “the good ole’ days”. So, some volunteers sit and listen to residents talk about their past, their families, and interests. There are 101 things to do while visiting a resident that would be greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them.
Our residents have so much knowledge to share if you take the time to listen, and, like anyone, they need regular interaction. At Hughes, you can touch the heart of someone, and you will be surprised just how much it will touch your own.
We would be happy to hear from you if you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Hughes. Please print and complete our volunteer application form and mail it to:
Director of Recreation
Hughes Health & Rehabilitation
29 Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119