Volunteer opportunities are abundant at Syracuse Home

Syracuse Home resident Richard Reilly enjoys a day of fishing with the help of volunteers at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery.

Syracuse Home resident Richard Reilly enjoys a day of fishing with the help of volunteers at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery.

— Now that summer is winding down, why not consider volunteering at Syracuse Home Health & Rehabilitation Center? There are plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities to choose from.

“Whether you are interested in friendly visiting, assisting with monthly outings, participating in Bingo, transporting residents to activities, sharing your musical talent or leading your own small group project, we will help you find a volunteer position that best fits your personal interests and schedule,” said Kelly Glover, volunteer coordinator at Syracuse Home.

Volunteering is a great way to help others who are less fortunate, meet new people, gain a better understanding of the needs of our local community and learn new skills. In addition, studies prove that people who volunteer live longer, healthier lives than those who don’t get involved in their community.

If you enjoy spending time with residents in a small group setting, Sage Court memory care program is looking for volunteers to help with morning exercise, baking, craft projects and escorting residents to weekly church service and rosary.

“Our residents in Sage Court are in the early stages of memory impairment but enjoy socializing, having fun, reminiscing and spending time with family and friends. It is a very fulfilling opportunity for both the residents and our volunteers,” Glover said.

Syracuse Home Health & Rehabilitation Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides a continuum of healthcare programs and services for older adults including; independent living at McHarrie Towne, assisted living and memory care at McHarrie Pointe, respite care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. All programs and services are conveniently located on a beautiful 140-acre campus at 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville.

“Come and join our team of 75 active volunteers who donated over 6,000 hours of service last year,” Glover said. “We are grateful for every one of our volunteers and their dedication to our program. We are looking forward to adding new members to our volunteer team!”

For more information about volunteering at Syracuse Home, contact Glover at 638-2521 ext. 1400.

Kelly O’Neill Rossi is the director of development and marketing at Syracuse Home. Contact her at 638-2521.

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