Volunteer opportunity to help elders in Haldimand

HAGERSVILLE — This fall West Haldimand General Hospital is starting a new volunteer program called the Hospital Elder Life Program. Volunteers will work with elderly patients to maintain their physical and mental well-being during patients’ stay.

Volunteers will gain knowledge through training to provide assistance in preventing confusion; stimulate mental function and memory; assist with exercises and/or walking and provide mealtime help and companionship.

There is also opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours and get experience in the health care field. Those interested can apply via the hospital website www.whgh.ca  or pick up application packages the Cozy Corner Boutique at the Hospital.

For questions regarding the Hospital Elder Life Program, please contact Debbie Harmer, Director of Physiotherapy and WHGH Elder Life Specialist at 905-768-3311 ext 1158

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