Can you speak either Cantonese, Mandarin or Shanghainese? Do you like chatting with older person and/or helping an older person do an activity that they are interested in, e.g.reading, playing board games, watching TV or films, gardening or arts and craft? Do you have: 1) A commitment to building and sustaining a friendship with an older isolated person over an extended period of time. 2) Genuine empathy, understanding and enjoyment of older people. 3) Effective communication and listening skills. 4) Reliable and flexible. 5) Able to visit once a week or fortnight, for at least 12 months. Become a Friendly Visitor and enjoy the company of an elderly person over a cuppa, a pleasant conversation and maybe also a board game and head home with the both of you smiling! Induction and training will be given, commuting costs will be reimbursed. About 1 hour per visit. Times to be agreed between the volunteer and participant.
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