We volunteer on a weekly basis to support the elderly residents of Durham.
Many older people suffer from loneliness which can have devastating effects on their happiness and health. The elderly residents that participate in CVS usually live alone and don't have many people to talk to.
WHAT WE DO
Our volunteers visit the elderly in groups, providing valued company. We sit with them, maybe have a cup of tea and shortbread, and chat about the local area, their experiences, Durham university and life in general!
The elderly people we visit enormously appreciate the project, and look forward to every session. They love talking to the us, especially as they wouldn't normally interact with students, and always feel much happier after our visits.
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Van Mildert JCR 2019
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