Visit Nursing Homes


"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart"

Elizabeth Andrew

 

Our parishioners and youth are involved in visiting and volunteering at the facilities pictured below in several different ways. Besides the random visits that many of us make depending upon who is at the facilities, there are some who visit regularly. Maybe you would like to join some of our regular nursing home visitors and volunteers.  Ask one of them if you can tag along.  You may just find that you have the heart for it!

 

 

Weyauwega Health Care, 717 East Alfred, Weyauwega 867-3121

 http://www.weyauwegaskillednursing.com/weyauwega/ 

Our religious education students visit on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 on a frequent basis. Parishioner Patti Morien, who is a staff member at this facility has her sister, Sue King from New London doing a Bible Study and taking the Eucharist from our parish to individuals on a bi-weekly basis.

Patti says there are lots of volunteer opportunities for enthusiastic people who enjoy sharing stories, helping others and learning new skills.   She invites us to engage our talents, meet interesting people and make a positive connection!   Volunteer opportunities are varied and suggestions are always welcome.  Listed below are some examples of typical volunteer activities:   

  • Perform one-on-one visits
  • Participate in activities (e.g. bingo, parties, etc)
  • Participate in discussion groups
  • Play games or cards
  • Read to residents
  • Provide pastoral counseling
  • Provide entertainment

She knows your time is valuable, and it is the goal at Weyauwega Health Care (WHC) to make your volunteer experience fulfilling and enjoyable. If you have a specific interest or skill to share, please let her know as WHC can accommodate most any schedule!    

 

 Lakeview Manor ,912 Manor Drive, Weyauwega 867-2183

http://www.co.waupaca.wi.us 

Father Brian and Lei Otte rotate on a monthly basis visiting and taking the Eucharist to individuals at this facility.

 

                                                                                                                           

                   MacArthur Hall one of four halls @ WI Veterans Home at King

                                    N2665 County Road QQ, King (715) 258-5586 

http://dva.state.wi.us/Homes_King_Volunteers.asp 

Parishioners Jim and Noritha volunteer and visit every other Wednesday.  "We get far more back then we give" says Noritha. Father Paul Vanden Hogen, who is both the Chaplain of our KC Council and the Father Pryor for our Squires Circle spends a lot of time at the Veterans Home.

There are opportunities to help and assist the veteran residents in so many ways... adaptive computer assistance, bingo, bowling, ceramics, coffee shop assistance, gift shop, one-on-one visiting with members, outpatient clinic, playing cards, projectionist, trips, wii games, woodshop. Visit the website to see a description of each one of these volunteer opportunities.Our veterans are very deserving of our time and talent. 


"No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another."  

 

 

 

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