‘The Living Room – Community Visitors Scheme’ is a new service that plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people living in Aged Care Homes or living in their own homes and receiving (or waitlisted for) a home care package.
Many Rooms is one of several community organisations funded by the Australian Government to deliver this initiative. Through this service, we aim to enrich the quality of life of older people living in our communities. In particular:
- Recipients of a Home Care Package – a government program that helps extend independent living.
- Aged care residents who are socially isolated or lonely and would benefit from a regular friendly visitor.
- Residents of aged care homes who would benefit from ‘Group Visits’.
Have questions? View Frequently Asked Questions
MANY ROOMS Volunteers
We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to building an ongoing friendship with an older person, who may be lonely and isolated.
Fortnightly visits are spent doing the things that the older person enjoys most—such as reading, listening to music, watching a favourite TV show or just chatting and reminiscing. Activities may also extend to going for a walk or an outing, subject to the health and mobility of the person being visited.
To make things easier for our volunteers, we will match you with a care recipient in your location – we will be available to volunteers and care recipients from around City on a Hill locations, including; Barwon South Western (Geelong), Metro Melbourne (East, West, South and North regions) and Brisbane (North and South regions).
If you want to become a Many Rooms volunteer – read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and register your interest below
Volunteer registration form
Care recipient form
If you know someone who fits the above criteria and would benefit from participating in the program, please refer them as a potential care recipient to our program here.