Pursuasive Speech on Volunteering for the Elderly Essay

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Why you should volunteer for the elderly ENG-126 Oral Communications Term: 135 June 12, 2013 You've read the newspaper stories and have seen the reports on TV: an elderly person is physically, emotionally, or sexually abused – how about the one that was financially exploited by a family member or most recently here locally patients in a long-term care facility are being victimized by staff members. Fact: According to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (Tennessee.gov), in 2012- 2,032 cases of elder abuse were reported. Fact: only 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse are reported. When something like this happens, we all ask ourselves how, and we wonder why someone can't someone intervene before these crimes are committed.…show more content…
Meals on wheels need volunteers every day, and Tonya, did you know you can help out with that? Yep, you can cook so you can help. Hospice can use your help; assisted living facilities are in desperate need your help also. Brenda that could be you – helping with education for women on self-breast exams. You can help. So how do you start volunteering for seniors? It’s easy. Depending on how you want to volunteer is up to you. E-how. Com states, if you choose to be in a place setting such as a nursing home, library, etc., you will probably have to fill out a volunteer application, undergo a criminal background check and have an informal interview and possibly training. But the benefits outweigh the formalities ten to one. I have some flyers here that help provide steps on how to choose volunteer work that’s right for you. An even easier way to start is just go visit someone. Hold the door open for someone. Walk down the street and help someone by finishing taking the trash to the curb. Beth - you can contact the volunteer coordinator at your church and ask how you can help, I am sure they visit shut-ins. Carla -you can call the activities director of an assisted-living facility and ask how you can volunteer by maybe bringing you kids down there to brighten their day. Karen – you could bake an extra loaf of bread and drop it off at the soup kitchen in your area. There are endless ways to start volunteering. So how do you

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