Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Bergen and Passaic CountiesTeaneck, NJ 07666


About

YOU can make a difference in someone’s life!

YOU can brighten the day of a homebound, isolated Elder!

YOU can have fun and get to know someone in your community!

The Adopt-a-Grandparent telephone reassurance program sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) of Bergen, Passaic Counties and North Hudson, pairs teens with frail, homebound elders in their community. Teens call their "bubbies" once a week to provide companionship and social interaction as well as helping orient the Elder to time and place and assuring their safety and well being. A JFCS staff member provides training for all volunteers. The training includes an overview of how to make the call, effective communication with the elderly and recordkeeping. TOUCH A LIFE - ADOPT AN ELDER! You may find you get more than you give!

For more information, e-mail ninaa@jfsbergen.org or call Nina Ashurov at 201-837-9090 ext. 238

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 15 minutes per week

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