Jewish Family and Child Service’s Friendly Visitor program matches community volunteers with isolated individuals who seek companionship. Volunteers visit weekly at the client’s home, where they visit, play games, or work on projects together. They also may go out and do activities such as shopping or dining, with each person paying their own way. We currently have three clients looking for a friendly visitor to spend a few hours with them each week!
• A German Holocaust survivor would like someone to socialize with once or twice a week. Speaking German would be a plus but is not required!
• An elderly client has recently stopped driving and needs help shopping and getting to appointments. She would also like to socialize and spend some time out of the house.
• An older adult with a significant visual impairment is requesting assistance with organization, including sorting through paperwork, mail, bills, etc. He is also hoping to find someone who can assist him with sorting through old books, CDs, and cassette tapes.
Caring and meaningful relationships reduce the risk of depression and enhance quality of life—make a difference in as little as an hour a week!