Volunteers: The Heart of Twilight

By 14th December, 2017 All, Community, News No Comments

 The Twilight Volunteer program has been in full swing over the September/October school holidays. We were fortunate to have twenty students from St Ignatius College visit all four of our homes, sharing stories and assisting with many activities on the day.

Connecting young people (children and teenagers) and seniors is extremely rewarding and beneficial in bridging the gap between generations. The residents enjoy reminiscing with the students, as they laugh and played games and were genuinely interested in listening to them.

Earlier this month, the residents at Glengarry enjoyed the talents of Year 4 students from Queenswood School who sang songs in French. The girls were intrigued to know where many of our residents went to school. It was a wonderful day with everyone enjoying freshly baked muffins from our kitchen at morning tea. The Queenswood students mentioned that they look forward to returning when they have added a few more songs to their repertoire.

The Schools Volunteer Program has been a great success for Twilight this year and we look forward to the boys from St Ignatius College and St Aloysius College returning during the December/January holidays to join in the Christmas celebrations.

No matter what your age, we look forward to welcoming more volunteers into our invaluable program. To find out how you can volunteer please call Julianne Walker on 9414 4400 or email Julianne.walker@twilight.org.au

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