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Community Visitors - Friends for Older People

St Elizabeth's Community Visitor Scheme

The Community Visitors Schemes is an Australian Government funded initiative which started in 1992. St Elizabeth’s MU Auspice has been a provider of volunteer visitors since its inception.

We work with 4 aged care providers in Somerton Park, Oaklands Park, Marion and Trott Park.

Community visitors add to the quality of life of the care recipient by being a companion and friend. They can help the care recipient feel more involved with their community.

A community visitor is a person who sets aside time, at least once a fortnight, to visit and befriend a resident of an Australian Government subsided aged care home. Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience. By befriending an older person, you can make a difference to their lives as well as your own.

Visitors are matched to a person based on their shared interests. You can spend the time chatting, reminiscing, reading listening to music, games.