Now that the kids are back to school, why not spend a few hours a week volunteering at Syracuse Home Health & Rehabilitation Center right here in Baldwinsville? You really can make a difference in the lives of long-term care residents who would greatly appreciate your time and friendship.
Syracuse Home strives to improve the quality of life for older adults by providing long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and independent retirement living.
"Our skilled nursing facility provides excellent, conscientious nursing care in a beautiful home-like setting," said Audrey Gibbs, director of development and public relations at Syracuse Home.
Volunteering is a great way for stay-at-home moms to meet new people, gain a better understanding of the needs of the local community, help others who are less fortunate, learn new skills and to use as a job reference in the future.
There are many volunteer opportunities available including: transporting residents to activities and beauty shop appointments; taking them outdoors for walks; playing pitch, pinochle and Scrabble games; participating in BINGO; accompanying the staff on resident outings; and helping out with administrative duties in the activities department.
"We have a special bowling night at Syracuse Home that is the perfect opportunity for a family to volunteer together. This is a fun, high-energy activity that residents, staff and families thoroughly enjoy," said Kelly O'Neill-Rossi, volunteer coordinator at Syracuse Home.
"If you have a musical talent or hobby to share, our residents would greatly appreciate it."
The Syracuse Home Auxiliary is also recruiting new members to join. There are many exciting programs to choose from such as friendly visitors, gift shop attendant, worship, arts and crafts festival and many more.
For more information about volunteering at Syracuse Home, call O'Neill-Rossi, volunteer coordinator, at 638-2521 ext. 1400.