Stetson University

Student Resources and Services

Health and Elder Care

Issue Based Site Leader: Jenny Rowland

What is Health?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not meremy the absence of disease or infirmity. As a volunteer, you will be working with organizations and facilities that provide patient care or help raise awareness about cancer and related issues.

What is Elderly Care?

Elderly care or simply eldercare is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care, and In-Home care. As a volunteer you will be able to assist the elderly populations in our community lead more enriched lives through various programming.

Facts:

  • 1/3 of citizens over the age of 65 are suffering from depression, most due to loneliness.
  • Every day, 1500 people lives are taken by cancer

Where You Can Get Involved:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Haven Hospice
  • Council on Aging
  • Duvall Home
  • Alterra Sterling House of DeLand
  • Halifax Medical Center
  • Kilometer Kids

American Cancer Society

Mission

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Fundraising, Relay for Life, Raise Awareness

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Pre-Med, Biology, Integrative Health Science, Marketing, Education

Who to Contact

Britany Stark
Britany.stark@cancer.org

 

Haven Hospice

Mission

To provide support for patients in Volusia County with life-limiting or terminal illness.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Patient care, hospice training, marketing, IT, web design, fundraising, event and project planning, community awareness and outreach, yard clean ups, administrative

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Pre-medicine, Integrative Health Science, Biology, Psychology, Marketing, Computer Science, Sociology, Nursing

Who to Contact

Mary-Kathryn Maine
386-734-7600
mkmaine@havenhospice.org

 

Duvall Home

Mission

The Duvall Home exists for the benefit of individuals with developmental disabilities who require extensive service and care. The home seeks to provide the highest quality of life and greatest level of independence for each resident by creating an individualed plan that includes opportunities for personal growth. Providing social and vocational experiences in the communit are key components to an effective program that leads to a life of dignity and independence for each resident.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Socialize with residents, maintenance, landscaping, painting, cleaning, sort items at Duvall Home Bargain Shop

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Education, Sociology, Psychology, Integrative Health Science, Pre-Med, Biology

Who to Contact

Dixie Holt
888-445-4722 ext. 118
dgholt@duvallhome.org

 

Council on Aging

Mission

The Council on Aging of Volusia County, in partnership with the community, promotes healthy, independent living through caring, competent, and compassionate services.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Deliver meals on wheels, visit homebound elders, participate in holiday events

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Integrative Health Science, Pre-Med, Psychology, Sociology

Who to Contact

Council on Aging Volunteer Program
P.O. Box 671
Daytona Beach, Fl 32115
386-253-4700 ext. 208
cponiatowski@coaiaa.org

 

Alterra Sterling House of DeLand

Mission

To provide care and assisted living to seniors and to provide a lifestyle where they can remain as independent as possible.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Gardening, entertainment (bingo caller, music, comedy), visiting with shut-in residents

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Integrative Health Science, Pre-Med, Biology, Psychology

Who to Contact

Jessica Mobley
386-736-8100
jmobley@brookdaleliving.com

 

Halifax Medical Center - Daytona Beach

Mission

The Halifax Health -- Auxiliary serves to support the hospital and its patients; relay the hospital's accomplishments and goals to the public, and fundraise for the institution's many charitable giving programs.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Admitting/Outpatient Services, Ambassador Service, BirthCare Center, ComfortCare Service, Courtesy Shuttle Service, Emergency Department, ICU Waiting Area, Information Desk, Messenger Service, Pink Corner Gift Shop, Pinkie Resale Shop, Surgical Waiting Area, Teenage Volunteer Program, Women's HealthCare Center.

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Pre-Med, Biology

Who to Contact

Halifax Health -- Auxiliary
303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2830
386-254-4036
hmc.auxiliary@halifax.org

 

Kilometer Kids

Mission

To provide a youth running program for kids and educate them about the importance of nutrition and physical activity to their health. Also, to provide opportunities for them to be physically active and partake of nutritious foods.

Types of Volunteer Activities

Volunteers will be involved in after school programs where they will teach them about nutrition, get the kids involved in physical activity by playing games and sports, and provide them with nutritious snacks.

People within these fields of study and academic areas would be interested in this organization

Pre-Med, Biology, Education

Who to Contact

Erica Pasko
epasko@stetson.edu 

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