Nursing Home Friendly Visitor Program

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Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 114 people are interested

Making Friends - Enhancing Life

Friendly Visitors improve the quality of life for their new "nursing home friends."

A staggering 60% of nursing home residents have no visitors. That means an alarming 3,030 of 5,050 residents in the Bluegrass area are missing vital social interaction with people from their community.

As a Friendly Visitor, you will be matched with residents who have a significant need for your friendship. Bring your dog, your kids, a musical instrument, your sewing project, a magazine, or just your own energy to the nursing home and brighten the day of everyone you meet. Their expectations of your time are only a few minutes each week!

The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA) serves 17 counties in the central Kentucky area and more than 80 facilities, meaning we have a nursing home in your neighborhood.

We are currently screening volunteers for friendly visiting. Call our office today for an application at 859 277-9215, or email

Counties we serve:

Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford.

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Advocacy & Human Rights People with Disabilities Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


3138 Custer DriveSuite 110Lexington, KY 40517




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hour training + weekly 15-30min visits to friend

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