Project Category: Senior Citizens
Number of Participants: 15 to 100, can be more depending on activity
Duration of Project: varies depending on activity, usually 5 hours
Cost: Depending on project
Service Opportunities: personal contact
Location: Pastoor Hendrikstraat 103, San Nicolas, Aruba MAP LINK
Ivy Peterson / Gloria Gagner
P: +297 7321264 / +297 5825245
Giving the elderly purpose and stimulating their days with a variety of activities and outings is vital. The residents of S.A.B.A. would enjoy a beach outing with your group, or an Island tour. Social activities at the center, including craft classes and cooking sessions, are also favorites of the residents and a rewarding experience for volunteers. The center could also use help with general maintenance like painting, gardening, cleaning awnings, changing light bulbs, and more. Household donations are also needed, including air conditioners and fans, beds, showers chairs, and other items.
Impact: S.A.B.A was founded in 1972 with the sole purpose of providing care for the elderly that can no longer stay with their families due to elderly abuse or neglect. S.A.B.A currently has three nursing homes on the Island, located in San Nicolas, Savaneta, and Oranjestad. Currently S.A.B.A is home to over 230 elderly divided between the locations.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Varies depending on activities