ElderCare VISITS

Agenda/Event Schedule       10:30a - 12:30p
10:30am Team members arrive and sign-in
10:30-10:40 as we gather, we will mingle and chat with residents in the Atrium.   First-time volunteers will be given a safety procedures review.
10:40 set up and "warm up" the Dining Room for Group Visit.  Delmar Gardens staff will be bringing residents to the Dining Room.
11:00am - 12:00pm  Group Visit!  Songs, Games, Videos, FUN!
12:00-12:30  Break down Group Visit, help recover the Dining Room and continue to mingle with residents as they arrive for lunch.
12:30  Lunch starts...  We're officially done!

Group visits

For our Group Visit, Delmar Gardens staff will set up residents in front of the big screen TV in the dining room.   Team leaders will operate a laptop computer showing the presentation,  and team members take turns leading songs and games.  We all help residents participate, so sit among them.
At 11:00am, we will begin the "show!"  We will alternate with Singalong Songs, Videos and Games for most of our visit time, following the presentation on the TV.  
Near the end of the visit, we will sing a patriotic song and then have a brief devotional based upon a specific scripture.  We follow this with an uplifting prayer.  Team members are invited to prepare and lead this devotional time as scheduled.   This will typically be around 5 minutes.
We will close our group visit by singing a well-known hymn.   When we finish with the group session, we will help to recover the room for lunch, and continue with chats and mingling with residents in the Dining Room.
At 12:30 we are officially done as lunch begins.

How YOU can Help...

- Be PROACTIVE and meet residents in the Atrium and Dining Room.  Strike up a conversation.  Introduce yourself.  Tell them about the Nett!
- Help Residents PARTICIPATE by sitting among them and encouraging them to respond to the program.
- After the Group Visit, keep interacting with Residents and make new friends.
- Volunteer to LEAD program elements.  Would you like to create and deliver the Devotional?  Lead a Prayer?  Create and narrate a Travel Video?  Lead a Sing-A-Long Song?   Have an idea or suggestion?  You can do any of these things and more, just let Bill or Janice know.   We need and encourage your creative participation!

Delmar Facility  & Nett Safety Guidelines

No germs in, no germs out.”  Wash/sanitize hands before and after each session.
Covid Masks must be worn at all times.  Covid vaccinations are highly recommended.   Masks are optional when you are leading a program element.
Report ANY observation or mention by resident of possible mistreatment or abuse to a team leader immediately.    This will be reported to the facility management, Nett staff, and as required by Georgia law.
Do not take any photos that include residents without a team leader review.  Group photos only.  No one-on-one, in-room photos.
All team members sign in when entering.  (There is no receptionist.)  Take and wear a name tag sticker, and sanitize hands.
Do not visit residents in their rooms without special permission by Delmar staff, and then only in pairs of team members.  We plan on expanding into more in-room visits in the future when our team size allows for it.  Do not close the door during the visit.
You may engage and chat with residents individually in open areas; hallways, atrium, dining room and patio.
First-time Team volunteers will review these safety guidelines as they arrive, meet our team leaders and the Delmar Gardens staff liaison for that visit.
REGULAR Team members & leaders complete the Delmar Gardens Volunteer Form and receive Nett Safe Sanctuaries training.