Make a Difference with Rockin’ Respite

Make a difference in the lives of caregivers and those they care for by volunteering at the Rockin’ Respite. What volunteers have to say:

“I leave Rockin’ Respite and my heart is filled with gratitude that I could be part of a family of volunteers that provide socialization for our guests and their caregiver gets a much-needed day off to do whatever they choose! It is a small gift of time with huge rewards. I am an appreciated part of a new family.”

“Volunteering for this program brings me joy. The program offers a precious few hours for the full-time caregiver twice a month. Also, thanks to volunteering, I have gained a new dear friend!”

“What I like most about volunteering for Respite is knowing how much of a difference it makes, not only to those coming to Respite, but to the Caregivers.”

“They [caregivers] can rest assured that their needs are being met in a safe, loving environment.  The camaraderie and interactions with our guests and other volunteers are added bonuses for me!”

We hope to have our respite site up and running in July. You socialize, play, do simple art projects, sing, and just plain have fun! A nurse supervises the site and trains the volunteers. We need volunteers who friend a guest for a minimum of three hours a month on the second or fourth Tuesday. Shifts are 9:30 – 12:30 or 12:30 – 3:30. We currently have enough volunteers for four guests but have two more (max of 6 guests) who desperately need to join us. Without you, we will have to put them on a wait list. Afternoon volunteers are most needed and we’d love it if you could give more time, but understand lives are busy. Call Deb at 262-473-0535 or email for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.

Source: Submission by Deb Weberpal, Senior Coordinator, Seniors in the Park

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