Contact Info

Lauren Goldman
Deputy Volunteer Director
212-218-0452
lgoldman@lenoxhill.org

Friendly Visiting - Form Meaningful Connections with Homebound Seniors

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As a friendly visitor, you join a unique group of volunteers who reach out to isolated older adults in your community. Your weekly visits are a gift that makes a world of difference to someone who is socially isolated. 

Friendly visiting offers the opportunity to cultivate a lasting friendship, to learn from a senior’s life experiences, and to benefit from the personal satisfaction derived from community service. Friendly visiting leads to the creation of meaningful relationships between older adults and volunteers, promoting inter-generational understanding.  For home-bound older adults, this program provides a sense of connection to the outside world, something to look forward to, and a sense of contributing to society through sharing their wisdom, knowledge, talents and stories with you.

Tasks:

  • Visit an older adult you are matched with once a week, in the senior’s home
  • Provide monthly reports/updates to the Friendly Visiting program coordinator

Time Commitment:

  • One hour per week, for a minimum of six months
  • Flexible hours and days to allow for a mutually convenient time for the volunteer and senior to meet

Interested in Helping Your Homebound Neighbors?
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