Seward Park - Be a friendly visitor for a lonely senior
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"Nationally, 6 out of 10 residents in nursing homes never have a visitor." Seattle Times 5/01
Friend to Friend America (FTFA) is working to change that one friend at a time. "Since 1974, we have been mobilizing volunteers to visit one on one with lonely and isolated seniors and veterans. We provide this service free of charge because we believe the power of friendship enhances the quality of life for all, not just for those who can afford it." ~Lisa Slavik, Executive Director Friend to Friend America
How can you help? Sign up with us and we will get you started. You will visit one resident who lives in a local nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family home. Volunteers are asked to visit a couple times a month at their convenience.
Our mission is to recruit, educate, and support our volunteers for the purpose of providing a Friendly Visitor for lonely seniors and veterans in need of a friend. Having a personal visitor relieves feelings of loneliness. You can make a difference. You can brighten their world. There are seniors in the Seward Park area waiting for visiting friends right now.
We'll work with your schedule.
Local Nursing Home or Assisted Living NEAR YOUSeattle (Seward Park), WA 98118
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours a week
- Provide own transportation. Adherence to visiting guidelines is mandatory (visitor training provided free of charge)