Friendly Visitor for Older Adult Chess Player in West Hartford


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333 Bloomfield Ave.Suite AWest Hartford, CT 06117


We are seeking a volunteer to be a friendly visitor for an older adult in West Hartford. Client is 83 years old and former profession was a principal consulting scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. He also taught some community college classes. He loves to play chess and looking for someone to join him. He has a sense of humor, used to read, bicycle to work and around town, fix things, maintain cars, follow sports- mostly baseball and basketball, watch PBS and CNN and manage much of the household. He has slight memory impairment.

One of the most enjoyable activities for him is playing chess. It is challenging and shifts him into a good kind of zone, away from his challenges. A weekly, warm and friendly visit to:

1. Play chess

2. Keep him company and possibly share other interests, games, audiobooks

3. Be a consistent visitor.


  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • 1 hour per week

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