Senior Citizens Opportunities

D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans:

This is a long-term health care facility for veterans. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, bingo and other activities to visit veterans. They are happy to have volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact Ken Arseneau at 906-226-3576 ext. 2520396 or by e-mail at arseneauk@michigan.gov.  The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans is located on 425 Fisher Street in Marquette. 

The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center:

Volunteers are needed and would mostly work with the activities department to socialize with the residents, both one-on-one and in group settings.  They would assist in various activities such as bingo, card games, balloon volleyball, music activities, and a cooking group.  You would be engaging with diverse residents with various ages/disabilities.  Volunteers aren't required to work a specific amount of hours but would need to set up a suggested schedule with our activities department.  If interested, please contact Nick, activities director, at 906-485-1073.  The Lighthouse is located at 435 Stoneville Road in Ishpeming.

Marquette County Medical Care Facility:

Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with the geriatric population.  Interested applicants are subject to a background check, a two-step TB test along with an interview and reference check prior to placement.  This is a great way to share any special skills you have with the elderly.  If you are interested, please contact Tina Koski at 906-204-1021.  The Marquette County Medical Care Facility is located at 200 Saginaw Street in Ishpeming.

Norlite Nursing Home:

Norlite Nursing Center is a licensed-skilled nursing home. We believe our first responsibility is to our residents. We are dedicated to provide the highest professional care in a home-like and loving environment. We believe we are responsible to the communities we serve. We accept our role in enhancing the quality of life by supporting civic pride, economic development, better health and education, and protection of the environment. Duties for volunteers include help with bingo, art projects, games, movie nights, socializing, community outings, men's group, parties, entertainment, or your own idea! Volunteers are needed seven days a week, and numerous times are available. Residents enjoy being entertained; Norlite is always looking for individuals or groups that enjoy doing musical performances, fine art performances, and/or educational lectures that involve participation from residents. Please contact Norlite at 906-228-9252 for more information.  Norlite is located at 701 Homestead in Marquette.

 

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