CSER 501-001: LYNCHBURG HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
Supervisor: Beverly Cabell (239-2657)
Volunteers are needed to assist with: parties, sing-a-longs, slide programs, luncheons, music programs, games, public relations, pet therapy, Bible studies, religious services (day/evening), arts and crafts, fashion shows, seasonal special events, "Ground Round" (strolls), one-on-one visits and exercise.
Students will be exposed to the potential in the health care field by being involved with the residents with different cognitive levels. Students will be in-serviced and trained to work in the health care settings. This will be a great opportunity to be involved in meaningful service.
Last updated: 11/30/12
CSER 504-001: CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Supervisor: Roseanne Richards (385-9070 or Email), Cheryl Murphy-Anderson (385-9070 or Email), or Anita Villarreal (385-9070 or Email)
Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CVAAA) is a private, non-profit (501C3) agency that develops, administers and/or provides essential services such as transportation, meals and homemaker service that enable seniors to live independently in their homes. We provide services in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford City, Bedford County, Campbell and Lynchburg.
Site Manager/Activity Leader
VICAP -Virginia Insurance Counseling &Assistance Program
Last updated: 2/23/09
CSER 505-001: WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY
Supervisor: Gwen Pope (386-3515 or Email)
The mission of Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg is to operate a nonprofit, accredited, continuing care retirement community, guided by Christian ideals which promote independence and dignity, providing quality housing, health care and security to residents in a fiscally responsible manner.
The goal of the volunteer program is to help maintain a fulfilling lifestyle for residents. Students work one-on-one or in group settings depending on the individual's interest. Needs include: reading to residents with sight disabilities, friendly visiting, walking with residents, arts and crafts, special events, devotional programs, pet therapy, music programs and board games. Additional opportunities are available depending on the student's interest or major.
Last updated: 2/18/09
CSER 514-001: THE OAKS OF LYNCHBURG
Supervisor: Krysten Kelly (846-6611 or Email)
The Oaks of Lynchburg is an assisted care home for senior adults. Our residents need assistance, but not the skilled care of a nursing home. We offer many activities and need volunteers to help assist us in the implementing of these events.
Last updated: 10/23/13
CSER 524-001: THE CARRINGTON
Supervisor: Amy Mays (846-3200)
Volunteers at The Carrington are a valuable resource ensuring the quality of life for each individual resident. Their services make the lives of the residents more meaningful by assisting in the provision of various therapeutic and recreational activities.
These activities may include but are not limited to: one-on-one visitation, letter writing, book reading, manicures, sensory stimulation, pet and music therapy, games, sing-a-longs, birthday parties, seasonal special events, bingo, arts and crafts and van trips.
Last updated: 2/6/09
CSER 527-001: ADULT CARE CENTER
Supervisor: Sheryl Harris (847-8111 or Email)
The Adult Care Center staff welcomes student volunteers to partner in reducing dependency and social isolation and to reinforce a sense of family and community with those frail, older adults entrusted to adult daycare.
The program serves approximately thirty families five days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enrolled participants engage in scheduled activities designed to maximize individual skills, receive a hot noon-time meal and nutritious snacks, enjoy intergenerational activity and engage in personal care. A support program such as this focuses on community awareness and participation. The Adult Care Center is a United Way Agency licensed by the Department of Social Services.
Volunteers receive orientation, pledge to confidentiality and are supervised. Persons whose course of studies may be psychology, nursing, gerontology, community health, or therapeutic recreation are appropriate; however, anyone desiring a rewarding experience working with older adults is welcome to apply.
Volunteers are needed to assist our participants in our quarterly auctions. This is really a lot of fun! Bidding is done with peanuts as the currency and participants need bidding partners (volunteers) to prompt them when it's time to speak up for the item they want. If interested in helping with this event, please call me and I'll put your name on our auction volunteers list and then I'll call you when we schedule our next auction. Auctions run 45-60 minutes.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with our monthly dance parties. We feature a different genre of music each month, and everyone sits around the outside edge of the dance floor. We encourage participants and volunteers and staff, too, to get up and "freestyle" to the music. Some participants will dance, especially if there's a volunteer there to take their hand and lead them up to the dance floor. Those who are unable to dance themselves, enjoy watching others. This event last 40-45 minutes max.
Volunteers are needed to provide musical entertainment at our monthly afternoon coffeehouses. They can play an instrument or sing....or both. The coffeehouse takes place in the afternoon and runs about 45 minutes.
Last updated: 7/20/11
CSER 544-001: CARRIAGE HILL RETIREMENT AND ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
Supervisor: Barbara Bates (540-586-5982 or Email)
To implement community service volunteers for this outreach program under the direction of Activity Director. To enlist volunteers in series of unit activities involving residents in programs such as music, crafts, storytelling, plays, drama, games and basic one-on-one socialization with individual residents.
Last updated: 5/1/13
CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
Supervisor: Lynn Fox, Senior Recreation Specialist - Templeton Senior Center (455-4115 or Email) Senior Adults
Center Assistant – Act as receptionist to greet participants and answer phone, taking messages; assist with luncheon preparation and clean up; set-up and monitoring of scheduled Center activities; and monitor computer lab.
Educational Speaker / Class Instructor – Presents educational or life enhancing topic in accordance with hobbies, knowledge, education, and skills. Topic could be related to: health/fitness, trade or profession, hobby and/or local opportunities or services of interest to senior population.
Event Volunteers – Assists with annual events when needed throughout the year decorating, preparing food, serving, and cleaning-up. Events: Spring Banquet, Veterans’ Day Luncheon, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving Luncheon.
Dance Volunteers – Assists with making decorations, decorating, preparing refreshments and cleaning up. Themed dances are held two to three times a year.
Newsletter Assistant – Assists with production, writing, and editing of Fifty Plus, a newsletter for the seniors.
Sport Activity Assistant – Greets participants, keeps score, and officiates for weekly activities such as Horseshoes, Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, Putt- Putt and more.
Photographer – Takes pictures of classes, activities, and events for future use in brochures and publications.
Last updated: 8/1/11
Rooted in faith, committed to excellence, and the care of loved ones, owners, Brian and Vickie Runk and Dr. Norman and Linda Pratt share a rich and successful history of operating senior living communities in Lynchburg, Forest and Bedford, Va.
Runk & Pratt guarantees superior individualized care, including assisted living, residential care, and respire care. Runk & Pratt has been a leader in assisted living options throughout their 17 years of service and dedication to the Lynchburg, Forest and Smith Mountain Lake communities.
Last updated: 10/28/13
Heritage Green is an assisted living facility for the elderly. We have a capacity for 120 residents who need love and care. Our mission is to give them the best quality of life experience available. We have many activities and people who help to enrich their lives here. We help them with daily living tasks that they may not be able to perform for themselves. We would love to have students plan and help with events as well as spend time with our young at heart. Students can plan movie nights, games, music events and other fun activities. Come see us soon.
Last updated: 3/13/14