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EIU Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

Elderly Care/Support

Older adults are the fastest growing population in the US! Older adults love to meet new people and sit and chat. By visiting with older residents, you can really learn a lot! Go meet an older adult, and make a difference-for both of you!

For more information about these organizations, please contact our office at 217-581-3967 or email volunteer@eiu.edu.

Brookstone Estates

Brookstone is an independent living community for senior citizens. Brookstone provides a lively environment for seniors while still allowing the freedom of independent living! Brookstone has many activities for their residents ranging from bingo/game nights to arts and crafts. Interested in becoming part of the excitement? Give them a call! 300 Lincoln Highway Road, Charleston, IL 62440

Volunteers are needed to assist with bingo, game activities, arts and crafts, and other ongoing activities. NOTE: There is a background check required. Please print out this application and return to Brookstone.

Contact Person: Sierra Wickman
Telephone: (217) 348-6500
Email: swickman@seniorlifestyle.com

Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of the region’s premier skilled-nursing facilities. Hilltop is committed to meeting the needs of our residents, families, and community. Our services include rehabilitation and long-term care.It is our community of compassion and attention to individual needs that we believe set our nursing home apart as a model of quality care.
Hilltop is always in need of volunteers; service projects are always welcome. Contact the facility to see how you can help ssist with daily activities such as: crafts, exercises, movies, visits, decorate bulletin boards, or call Bingo and provide Bingo prizes. Weekend volunteers are required to submit a Background Check.
Contact Person: Sean Swaney, Activity Director.
Telephone: 217-345-7066
Email: Sean Swaney

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program’s mission is to provide quality meals for healthier lives. We help seniors improve their nutrition, sustain their independence and enhance the quality of their life by providing meals, fellowship and connections to other needed services. Almost every phase of the program can use volunteers, and the program’s success depends largely on the support of participants and others in the community.

Volunteers are a vital part of all aspects of the program from setting tables, to serving food, doing dishes and delivering meals.

Contact Person: Barbara Brown
Telephone: 217-345-1800

Heritage Woods

Heritage Woods is an independent living community for active, retired seniors in the Charleston area. The center provides a wonderful option for older adults to maintain their independence. Heritage Woods, located on Polk Avenue, recently opened their doors in November 2011. Their beautiful facility currently houses 75 residents. Heritage Woods provides a fun and engaging atmosphere appropriate for the older adult. 480 West Polk Ave, Charleston, IL.

Volunteers are needed to help run activities including bingo, exercises, movie nights, art classes, etc. Volunteers are also needed for general office support tasks (answering phones, making copies, etc). Heritage Woods is looking for volunteers who are interested in event planning, leadership opportunities, and marketing interests.

Contact Person: Joyce Baker
Telephone: 217-345-4900
Email: resident.services@hw-charleston-slf.com
Website: www.gardant.com

Villas of Holly Brook

Villas of Holly Brook is a local assisted living and nursing home in Charleston. Volunteers interact with those living on the assisted living side of the building while playing minute to win it, completeing puzzels and participating in activities that are appropriate for their residents. Spend time inside engaging with seniors, learn about their lives, and help brighten up their day!

Contact Person:
Telephone: 855-20-VILLA
Website: http://www.villasofhollybrook.com/

Life's Journey

Life's Journey is a senior living community in Mattoon for those suffering from memory related disorders. Volunteer interact with the residents through arts & crafts, cards/game stations, and have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with residents. Help brighten someone's day with your smile and your time!

Contact Person:
Contact Information: https://www.lifesjourneymc.com/contact/
Website: https://www.lifesjourneymc.com/

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Civic Engagement and Volunteerism

Eastern Illinois University
MLK Jr. Union 3rd Floor
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3967
volunteer@eiu.edu


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