Offering support and companionship to home-bound seniors experiencing the effects of social isolation.
Requesting a Friend
Volunteer to be a Friend
Do you like to shop? So does Edith. Edith is 90 years old. She has been a widow for a number of years and gets infrequent visits from her children. Edith recently underwent surgery followed by inpatient rehab. She also has severe macular degeneration. Edith is very lonely and being unable to see or get around easily she feels extremely isolated. Edith needs a friend who will encourage her to stay active and ease her loneliness.
The Friends Volunteer Program provides security and social interaction for seniors who are home-bound or otherwise isolated. For over a decade our volunteers have generously given their time and their hearts to enrich the lives of our elderly clients. In the process they’ve reinforced the spirit of cooperation in our neighborhoods, contributed to the well-being of our seniors and developed lasting friendships.
The Friends Volunteer Program currently has clients waiting for a friend like you. Applicants must have a generous nature, be committed to enriching the life of a senior, and be willing to make a new friend!
For more information on the Friends Volunteer Program, please email or call the Friends Coordinator at 259-3111.