University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

Volunteer with Senior Citizens

15 hours


Community partner: BeeHive Homes of Eau Claire
Beginning date:
2018-01-29
Ending Date:
2018-05-01

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The senior citizen residents at BeeHive Homes are seeking fullfilling student interaction! The residents are either Assisted Living, or Memory Care residents living in our facility. We are seeking passionate, positive individuals to help us stimulate the residents in areas of reading, sports, crafts, music, spirituality, physical wellness, and games. We want our volunteers to help us inspire our residents to continue living their best life!

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission at BeeHive Homes is to create a home-like environment, with exceptional care for senior citizens. We seek to defy the odds of a "nursing home" or large "facility". We create an environment that is uplifting, stimulating, and engaging for our residents to continue living a meaningful life.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer We are seeking volunteers with a passion. For example, if your passion is in music, and want to enrich the lives of our residents with music stimulation. A passion in fitness, looking to interact with the residents helping them to stay physically engaged, and see the importance of staying active. A creative passion, to challenge the residents to keep their minds engaged with crafts, and games.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer The objective of this project is to seek understanding on the importance of the elderly, and to make meaningful connections. Senior citizens are a growing population, and were once vital members of the community. We want students to see into the life of the aging population, and help us make the last years of their life meaningful and positive.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer We are flexible in availability. We run activities from 10-7 everyday of the week!

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Experience with senior citizens is not required. We encourage all students interested in volunteering in a positive, fun and caring environment to help us enrich the lives of our wonderful residents!