Cheshire Home for the Aged (KEN-49)


Type: Elderly - Country: Kenya

Brief description and main aims

Kariobangi Cheshire Home for the Aged is home to very poor elderly men and women. At the home they are involved in many daily activities and they have shelter and food. Otherwise most of them would be living on the streets and begging. Participating in the activities enables them to reap huge physical, mental and psychological benefits. It also ensures them some peace and happiness in their twilight years. The home also runs St Joseph Day Care Centre for old people and people with leprosy, who come twice a week.

Volunteer tasks

  • Reading  books and newspapers to the residents, and also share with them stories.
  • Playing board games and puzzles with the residents.
  • Assisting in the art and crafts activities.
  • To exercise and take walks with the residents.
  • Assist in collecting and sorting food donations, distributing food to the day scholars.
  • Assit with cooking, washing, and cleaning and gardening.
  • Assist in music sessions for the residents.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should be patient and interested in working with elderly people. He or she should be empathic and friendly. It would be helpful if he or she is talented in any handwork.

Location

Nairobi.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a family that will provide board and lodge.

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