Whether their stay here is for a short time or for many years, all of the residents at Pleasant View have one thing in common: They are a part of a community all its own.
As a volunteer, you will play a big part in making that community the best and most vibrant it can be. There are many ways you can contribute to the lives of our residents…
Bring On The Fun!
Never learned how to play Bridge or Canasta or Chess? There is sure to be a resident who can teach you how. Or bring your favorite board game and gather some players. Are sports more your style? Bring your sports ball of choice and play a gentle game of catch with residents who would love to share memories of their glory days as an athlete – and maybe give you some tips to enhance your game!
Chat It Up!
Visit with residents and hear their stories of times now past. No two people have witnessed history or lived life the same way, so learn about life through someone else’s eyes and share your experiences as well.
Book Lovers Welcome!
Bring in your favorite books and read to fellow book lovers. Or let a resident introduce you to his or her favorite works and authors. Gather some old friends and some new friends here at Pleasant View and begin an in-house book club. Prefer magazines and newspapers? Gather some residents to catch them up on the latest news or celebrity gossip. More of a viral internet video fan? Bring in your laptop or tablet and ask if residents would like to see the latest adorable or funny video that “all the kids are talking about.”
Take A Hike!
Many residents are limited to wheelchairs for getting around, so volunteer to take a new friend for a walk around the facility or in the backyard garden. We also have a newly renovated walking path where residents can view our garden and pergola.
Special Meal Events
Put on your host/hostess hat and help serve special meals to residents, such as pancake breakfasts or at resident-family social events.
Calling All Green Thumbs!
Help to beautify our community by volunteering to care for our flowers and gardens. Or ask about opportunities to make our community even more vibrant.
Any Other Ideas?
Contribute to the Pleasant View community. Thoughtful suggestions and innovative ways to positively impact the lives of our residents are always welcome!