Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Volunteer Respite

  • 12 Dec 2016 12:01 PM
    Reply # 4455237 on 4432963
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello,

    I understand the Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center at n4a is collecting case studies to highlight successful/innovative volunteer programs in which an Area Agency on Aging has a role in promoting and managing volunteer engagement. I wanted to share information about the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Respite & Companion Volunteer program.

    In this program, volunteers visit with older adults who are experiencing isolation or some form of compromised health. These adults either live alone or with a family caregiver. Volunteers visit two hours a week, must be at least 21 years old and pass a criminal background check; they are also asked to make a six-month commitment to the program. Volunteers do not provide hands-on care; their visits revolve around activities and companionship. Scheduling is flexible – the volunteer and caregiver/older adult decide on a set weekly schedule or select visiting times based on their schedule that week. This brief video shows the Respite & Companion Volunteer Program in action: https://youtu.be/IwMmUkiAhu4 

    We currently have about 75 older adults receiving a volunteer visitor and about 85 volunteers (some of whom visit multiple older adults).

    I hope this is of interest—please do let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me via email or at 720-864-6526.

    Kari Middleton| Respite & Companion Volunteer Coordinator

    Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Community Services Department

    720.864.6526 (office) Help Line: 303-441-1617

    Resources: BoulderCountyHelp.org  Sign up: Age Well Newsletter Facebook







  • 30 Nov 2016 6:54 PM
    Message # 4432963
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center at n4a is collecting case studies to highlight successful/innovative volunteer programs in which an Area Agency on Aging has a role in promoting and managing volunteer engagement. They would like to include a volunteer respite program. If you are aware of such a program, please share the information with ARCH or post your response here. You must be a Lifespan Respite grantee or partner to log in and post.

    Last modified: 12 Dec 2016 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084 www.archrespite.org

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

 

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. | 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 | www.chtop.org

 

 

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