The Stars Appeal Engagers project is looking for more volunteers…
Stars Appeal Engagers provide social interaction, distraction and support for the older adults at Salisbury District Hospital.
Research has shown that Stars Appeal Engagers play a vital role in combating loneliness, low mood and heightened anxiety felt by many older people during hospital stays.
“Getting a visit makes you feel as though you’ve not been forgotten”
“You sit here, especially in a room on your own, and you don’t see anything else. All you see is the nurses coming in and out.
But getting a visit makes you feel as though you’ve not been forgotten, you’re still in the land of the living! They’re so friendly. One man who visits me is in the Army like I once was and we can talk, you know, one soldier to another.”
Donald Mollison, 92, from Broadstone.