A friendly visit, our most requested service, is just as it sounds, a casual meeting at the senior's home (or an agreed upon location) between a youth volunteer and a senior member. Our Program Coordinator takes time to match each volunteer and member based on a number of factors and information collected during extensive interviews with both parties.
Visits occur each week and last 1.5 to 2.5 hours. In addition to catching up over a cup of coffee/tea, matches can also play games, share stories, work on a puzzle, listen to music, create an indoor garden, cook together, read the news & discuss current events, or go for a walk!
The goal of these visits is to decrease mutual feelings of isolation and loneliness, to create lasting and meaningful interpersonal relationships, and to offer a new perspective on one's sense of community.