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Serve at Waikiki Health Center or Palolo Chinese Home

Waikiki Health Center - Friendly Neighbors Program

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Area for elder visits

Atkinson Dr. to Diamond Head Rd. (Ala Moana to Kaimana beach) …though most live in the heart of Waikiki

Office Location

2490 Kalakaua Ave., 4F. You’ll find it in the Pacific Beach Hotel, along Liliuokalani St. (between Kalakaua& Kuhio)

Requirements for service

From EJ Castro:  “Generally, we ask for 1-2 hour visit each week for 3 months. (Usually 20 hours is the minimum commitment.) However, we certainly will accept ten weeks.

“Students must be patient, respectful, tolerant, sympathetic, pleasant, conversant, and mature. Be sensitive, empathetic and an active listener.  Remain positive, patient and interested. We ask that you are prompt, reliable and fulfill agreed upon tasks with your client. We also ask that you remember confidentiality regarding client information.”

How to get started

  1. Register online for service-learning and print Community Connection Form
    “Waikiki Friendly Neighbors Program” is your Project/Site.  Bring this with you when you first meet with the program leaders, for your “supervisor’s signature.” We’ll give you a timesheet when you turn this in to Henry Hall Room 117.
  2. Email or call the Elderly Services Facilitator, Mr. EJ Castro. ecastro@waikikihc.org or 926-8032. You must schedule a meeting to fill out the volunteer forms and go through a short orientation.
  3. Be prepared to share your availability, to facilitate scheduling. 
  4. You will need to consent to a criminal background check and share contact info for your personal references.
  5. If asked, just let them know that your immunization record is on file at Chaminade.
  6. Turn in your completed Connection Form to Henry 117 and pick up a timesheet

Palolo Chinese Home

Activities/Duties

  • Individual room visits
  • Activities, crafts, gardening – PCH has basic materials such as paper, scissors, glue. You can come up with craft activities on your own and bring in additional supplies to make it work.  Another example: you can do a project that teaches the residents to plant a flower in a pot and take care of it. ANY materials for things like this will be reimbursed by PCH if you keep your original receipts.
  • Special events – If you have a special talent for singing, dancing, playing music, you are welcome to do an interactive “show” and involve the residents in that way. 
  • Help with resident satisfaction survey if directed to do so by the staff.

Time frames & check-in info for service

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Sign in at the Senior Day Care Center

  • 9:00-11:00 am
  • 2:00-4:00 pm (This is an ideal time for doing activities with the residents)
  • 5:30-7:00 pm

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Sign in at the Nurses’ Station upstairs

  • 9:00-11:00 am
  • 2:00-4:00 pm (This is an ideal time for doing activities with the residents

How to get started

  1. Register online for service-learning and print Community Connection Form
    “Palolo Chinese Home” is your Project/Site.  Bring this with you on your first day at PCH for your supervisor’s signature. We’ll give you a timesheet when you turn this in to Henry Hall Room 117.
  2. Complete Volunteer Packet for Palolo Chinese Home.
    • Include your availability according to the shifts listed above
    • You don’t need a doctor’s verification of your immunizations. Just write “immunization record on file at Chaminade”
  3. Email the packet (from #2 above) to these three addresses: admin@palolohome.org, vmatsumura@palolohome.org, dnakayama@palolohome.org
  4. Schedule your service with Valeria Matsumura via email. Orientation is only needed if you are participating in certain programs.  This will be scheduled with you on an individual basis and will most likely take place on your first day of service.


Notes

Please be aware of the four stages of dementia; many residents are going through them at different rates. Think about the challenges this poses for their families.

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