Opportunities and Availability of Volunteers and Interns
We are going to start a regular post of opportunities for volunteers and interns, below are a couple connections you might be able to help with, send your postings to [email protected].
Needed: Retired or volunteer R.N. or R.N.’s
R.N. or R.N.’s who are still licensed and willing to fill a pill container on a weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) basis for a mentally ill client we are supporting in her home. Client takes few meds & lives in College Gardens area of Rockville. Sylvia George, 301-637-0171 or [email protected]
Available: Summer Intern With Gerontology Experience
ProAging asked Chelsea Gilchrist to share her “dream job”, if your program is looking for an educated and motivated self-starter for the summer – please consider Chelsea. You can connect with her or request her resume at [email protected].
My experience in nursing homes/assisted living facilities over the past 7+ years has inspired me with the desire to help improve the current lifestyle and programs employed. I would like to help incorporate new technologies (there are so many not being utilized!), new social settings, and more individualized companion care (especially for Alzheimer’s patients). I feel as if children are a wonderful asset of seniors’ lives and an incredible morale booster, so I am particularly interested in incorporating intergenerational care as a part of seniors’ daily lives; I believe the two can share a mutually beneficial relationship. With the upcoming “baby boomers” approaching retirement and senior care, some settings seem unprepared for this fast-paced, highly-active generation. I hope to have a hand in the movement to evolve beyond today’s current programs.
I definitely plan on pursuing graduate school, perhaps a doctorate degree as well if it will help me further achieve my goals. As a potential doctor in gerontology and intergenerational care.
Chelsea Gilchrist, [email protected]
Psychology, Business Leadership Minor
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, VA Tech Honors Program Virginia Tech, Class of 2012