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SENIOR HOMIES: SWAP STORIES WITH AN OLDER ADULT TO DECREASE ISOLATION DURING COVID-19.

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ORGANIZATION: DoSomething.org

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The Problem

More than 50% of older Americans (ages 60+) say they feel lonely, and a quarter of older Americans are socially isolated, which can negatively affect their physical and mental health. And, with physical distancing protocols currently in place due to COVID-19, seniors are even more at risk for these issues.

The Solution

Research shows that encouraging older adults to share their stories benefits the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of older adults, and leads to greater empathy and stronger connection with the listener.

Reach out to an older adult in your life and ask them to to share a story from their life with you! By doing this, you’ll help decrease isolation in Seniors.

Learn more: dosomething.org/volunteermatch/SeniorHomies



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About DoSomething.org

Location:

50 West 17th St, New York, NY 10011, US

Mission Statement

DoSomething.org is mobilizing young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Sign up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause you care about. You’ll team up with the DoSomething members who have: -Clothed half of America’s homeless youth -Cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts -Run the largest youth-led sports equipment drive And more! You’ve got the power and the passion to transform your community -- we’ll help you get it done.

Description

DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org has more than 2 million members. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Seniors
Children & Youth, Community, Seniors

WHEN

Fri Jan 01, 2021 - Sun Feb 28, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Less than 30 minutes

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