Friendly Visiting Program: Form Meaningful Connections with Homebound Seniors
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.
- 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
- 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