Friendly Visitor for Older Adult Male in Bloomfield


(41.799595,-72.725006)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

333 Bloomfield Ave.West Hartford, CT 06117

About

We are seeking a volunteer to be a friendly visitor for an older adult in Bloomfield. Client is 83 years old and former profession was a Theoretical Physicist and was a brilliant scientist. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard. He is very much a Renaissance man as he has an infinite number of interests and is knowledgeable about an endless number of subjects. He has a great sense of humor and loves to joke. Kind and gentle man and very sensitive to others. he has dementia and wears a hearing aid. He walks independly.

Specific interests:

Art - was an artist by hobby and sold some work.

Birds - he was a birder

Professional photographer previously.

He follows politics closely.

Science - one of the few things he still reads is Scientific American.

Enjoys fixing things and takes them apart/making them work.

Friendly visitors help to relieve isolation while providing a sense of connection to the outside world and expanding horizons. Friendly Visiting is a program that joins volunteers & those seeking companionship to form mutually rewarding relationships.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 1 hour per week
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