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Volunteers enrich everyday life in the nursing home

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House manager Rudolf Freilinger and nursing manager Manuela Altkind thank Gertrud Stöglehner (left) for their many years of commitment.
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After up to 20 years of commitment, ten of the 88 volunteers ended their work at the St. Elisabeth retirement home run by the Franciscan nuns from Vöcklabruck GmbH in Rainbach. A delegation from St. Elisabeth visited the retired helpers at home and presented them with a small token of thanks for their committed work in the retirement home.

There are currently 78 people working on a voluntary basis in St. Elisabeth. With their activities, they enrich the everyday life of the senior citizens by singing, making music, doing handicrafts, reading aloud or playing cards with them. These voluntary services are an essential pillar in the support and care of the residents.

Volunteering as a valuable support

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“Voluntary work is indispensable in St. Elisabeth because it represents a valuable support for our 82 residents as well as for the employees. The organized wheelchair trips and everything else that the volunteers organize are real highlights of everyday life. The same applies to accompanying our residents to the hospital or to the doctor or doing the shopping. We are always happy about new volunteers,” says Manuela Altkind, head of the care and nursing service in St. Elisabeth.

People who are interested in volunteering in St. Elisabeth can get more information by calling 07949 6791 41 or by email at [email protected]

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