CAS- Volunteering with VCH
For the last few months I have been volunteering Cedarview Residential Centre in Lynn Valley. I found it to be a very different experience to volunteer outside of the Mulgrave community. Once a week I go and talk to the seniors and help out with programs such as trivia, word searches and cross word puzzles. It is really eye opening to be able bond with them. Honestly, it is pretty sad to see the residents be really depressed by their situation. A lot of them have dementia or Alzheimer’s or other disabilities. Learning how to communicate with them while maintaining a level of respect and dignity that they should get has been difficult, but has been getting easier and more rewarding each week.