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MS SOCIETY (Friendly Visiting Program)

Joined in February 2020

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MS SOCIETY OF CANADA (Friendly Visiting Program)

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons living with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. With your help, our goals are:

-To reduce isolation

-To provide support, companionship and appropriate activities to residents

-To provide information about MS, the MS Society and appropriate community resources

-To increase the MS Society's awareness of the needs/issues of individuals living in continuing care

The responsibilities of the volunteers include:

-Completing all applicable training and forms including vulnerable sector check

-Complying with the MS Society and care center's policies, procedures and protocols

-Providing friendly visiting to a resident at least once per month

-Tracking activity and follow up with the program coordinator on monthly basis or as agreed

-Communicating urgent needs and issues immediately to the program coordinator and or the long term facility

-Offering a one-year commitment once trained and matched with resident

MS SOCIETY OF CANADA (Friendly Visiting Program)

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons living with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a…

Issue Areas Include

  • Disability
  • Seniors & Retirement
  • Volunteering

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