Age UK seeks volunteers to improve quality of life

Posted on 14 February 2011

A Hertfordshire charity is appealing to local people to make social visits to elderly residents in the area, which could improve the lives of those paying for care.

The Borehamwood & Elstree Times reports that Age UK Hertfordshire is looking for volunteers to support older people with home visits, telephone calls and providing assistance with day-to-day living.

This could include helping out at clubs for the elderly, assisting people who have recently been discharged from hospital or even doing work at Age UK's local offices.

"Currently, we have over 650 volunteers who support older people all over the county in a variety of ways," said the charity on its website.

Recently, the Barnet & Potters Bar Times reported that residents of the Cooperscroft Care Home did some charity work of their own, raising more than £50 for Dementia UK by organising a cake sale.

Resident June Mann told the newspaper that "it is a charity close to our hearts".

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