Nursing Care Volunteer (介護支援ボランティア事業)

Countries: 
Japan
Implemented by: 
Health and Welfare Bureau, Fukuoka City Municipal Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
III-4 (Images of ageing)
Description: 

Healthy and able seniors are welcome to become Nursing Care Volunteers in elderly homes. Points will be awarded to participants and they can be exchanged into money or be donated once they reach a certain amount. Older persons participating in volunteer activities are  the contributors as well as the beneficiaries. They will be able to contribute to the community while at the same time, they can maintain a healthy living style themselves.