It was really fun getting to know some of the seniors in the elderly home. Volunteer twice per week interacting with senior citizens. Perform various activities, such as: baking, singing, playing cards and conversing on different life topics. Participated in workshops and play other types of games with residents. Entertained, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert. Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships. Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes. Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.