The Visitor Service is just one of the various services operated by Age Concern Wellington Region to provide companionship to older people who experience loneliness and not only like a visit from a friendly volunteer but also enjoy the prospect of the weekly visit.
Eva Dugaro is one of many community-minded people who provide this service. She featured in our Spring 2021 issue of the Seniority magazine as a person who does everything and a little bit more.
She visits Betty at her rest home accommodation on a weekly basis, to have a chat, catch up on the news and enliven her day. On a recent occasion during the school holidays her kids went along as well, much to the Betty’s delight.
To find out more about organising to have a visitor, or to volunteer to be a visitor go to Accredited Visitor Service | Age Concern Wellington (acwellington.org.nz) or call 04 499 6646