Become a Buddy for a 90-year-old lady

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Location: Lanchester Road, Highgate, London, N6 4SY (see map)

Travel: East Finchley station. Woodside Avenue bus stop.

Start date: 29/01/2020 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • We are all about making friends and enjoying each other’s company. Our opportunity is flexible and what you both will be doing together it's up to you! Together, you will decide what to do but the aim is to have fun and develop a new friendship from which you will get so many great memories. You will share each other's company, stories and good time. Other activities your Member might like to do are:
  • - Attend a creative writing class or write a short story together
  • - Watch a movie together
  • - Go to a cafe or have lunch together
  • - Attend a classical music concert
  • - Visit a museum
Become a befriender for an older lonely person

Become a befriender for an older lonely person

What impact will this have?

  • Alleviating loneliness and isolation
  • Being a supportive contact for an older person
  • Creating a better-connected community

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • About you: We're looking for a female volunteer.

    Commitment: We ask a minimum engagement of one visit of 1 hours every 3 weeks for a year after we match you.

    Registration: You’ll need to fill out your profile on our website (www.buddyhub.co.uk).

    Meet us in person: You’ll be invited for a friendly Welcome Chat at our offices.

What else do I need to know?

  • She is a kind 90-year-old lady who spent her life helping others and has many great stories to share. She loves to learn and read, especially about history. She used to attend a creative writing class and enjoys writing short stories. She would like to write an anthropology book and learn to play the organ. She also loves cats and would love to pet one again. A few of her other interests include films, museums, art, local activities, listening to talks, reading, dining out, learning about other cultures & religions, current affairs and writing.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Team working
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Team working

Training

  • You will go through our online Buddy Training Manual.

Location

Lanchester Road, Highgate, London, N6 4SY

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