Be a Friendly Visitor to a Newton Older Adult!


(42.3118,-71.1948)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

677 Winchester StreetColeman HouseNewton, MA 02459

About

Loneliness increases the risk of heart disease by 29% and the risk of a stroke by 32%. Lonely elders are twice as likely to have dementia as those who don’t report being lonely. Loneliness and social isolation can be as harmful to our health as obesity and smoking. Help mitigate that loneliness by becoming a Friendly Visitor and provide connection and companionship to our more isolated seniors. Our Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers with older adults with similar interests and passions to meet on an ongoing basis. Activities can include talking over tea or coffee, visiting museums, seeing a movie, or going on walks together.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week

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