That is certainly one of the warmest words of any language, and one that reflects the heart of SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors. If you have an interest in seeing that the elders in your community are served with warmth, compassion and dignity, please read on.
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors welcomes individual volunteers, as well as groups from religious and community organizations who want to use their gifts and talents to bring hope and companionship to isolated elders living in their neighborhood long-term care centers and homes. Training and supervisory infrastructure are provided to ensure that the emotional and spiritual needs of the elderly can be safely and effectively met, and to help make certain your volunteer experience is as enjoyable and meaningful as possible. By bringing together chaplains, counselors, friendly visitors, worship participants, musicians, and other caring volunteers, SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors is able to offer ecumenical worship services, one-to-one visitations, and other enriching experiences to those elders in our communities who long for friendship and spiritual encouragement.
. . . to bring your own gifts and talents. Come be a part of SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors as a friendly visitor, worship team member, or musician. Individual donors, church groups or other organizations are encouraged to come take part. For further information, contact:
Comments from some of our Volunteers:
“Interacting with the Seniors gives me so much joy. I can see the glow of happiness in their eyes as they start talking to me. I see they need somebody to talk with and to listen to their stories. Being here today is very fulfilling.”
“I met some amazing women! This experience is such a blessing! It really is more blessed to give than to receive!”
“Just loving the elders I visited today was a special experience. They shared their concerns and they were so appreciative of hearing about happy family and community activities than the negative news on the TV.”
A young girl, eight years old, wrote to tell SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors that “I enjoyed saying my poem in front of the group of seniors, and playing the piano for them. The residential community was so beautifully decorated and a nice place to visit.”
Thank you to the San Francisco Foundation for their grant to SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors!