Eden Resident Housing Services Wheeler Manor
Activities: Resident Services provides services to seniors at Wheeler Manor: these include information and referral on food, medical, immigration and other topics; one-on-one sessions as needed by residents; recreational activities including arts and crafts, chair yoga, birthday and other parties. Monthly recreational events are also keyed to the calendar or special events.
Needs this semester: Students who wish to plan and carry out any of the following on a weekly basis for residents would be of interest at this agency: book club, writing group, new art classes (either hands-on or art appreciation); conflict resolution; dog-walking club; fitness club that includes pets; obedience training for dogs; health education, movement, basic cell phone use; demonstration garden; positive communication. Staff are open to other activities students suggest as appropriate. All activities will take place in Wheeler Manor Activity Room, Game/Crafts room or in courtyard area. Activities with Gavilan students will be scheduled Tuedays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ONLY.
Who should apply: Anyone who has the heart to work with and learn from elders and who can commit to weekly sessions. Bilingual speakers welcome. Candidates will complete an application and interview. If selected, students will complete a Livescan at agency’s cost, Upon Livescan clearance, an orientation will be scheduled at Wheeler Manor. Students who have misdemeanors or felonies surface in the LiveScan report will be evaluated on a case by case basis, and their acceptance or rejectiion will depend on the nature and severity of the offense, and when it occurred.
Who shouldn’t apply: Students who are not available during the stated hours or who don’t wish to work with seniors.
Special information: People at this agency are very dedicated, caring and occupied in providing valuable services. Please respect staff time by calling and making appointments, arriving on time, and keeping your discussion brief and concise. Please call ahead if you are not able to make your appointment or have an emergency which prevents you from arriving on time. Please visit Eden website at http://www.edenhousing.org/page/mission-history and Wheeler Manor page at http://www.edenhousing.org/property/wheeler-manor
Address: Wheeler Manor, 651 West Sixth Street, Gilroy
Contact: Liz Paredes Bahnsen, Resident Services Coordinator.