Former band member Michael Cole has put his musical talents to good use in his retirement by leading sing along sessions with residents at Dryandra Residential and Community Care managed by Baptistcare in the Wheatbelt town of Kellerberrin.
Accompanied by his wife, Patricia, the 77-year-old enjoys the opportunity to sing and play the keyboard which encourages the residents to reminisce and participate in the music sessions.
Michael and Patricia Cole are just one example of how volunteers can make a difference in the lives of people in their senior years.
According to Baptistcare Dryandra’s Lifestyle Coordinator Shizuka Yokoi, volunteers play a big role in the wellbeing of residents who enjoy the social interaction.
“We have 16 volunteers who come for table games, pet therapy, weekend sing song, our monthly camp fire sessions or meaningful conversations.”
“The sing along sessions are popular because the music played is familiar and reminiscent of times gone by.”
Michael and Patricia Cole are Kellerberrin locals with a strong connection to the community who selflessly give up their time to bring happiness and companionship to others.
For more information about volunteering with us, please follow the link below or
contact us on 1300 660 640.