Friendly Visiting NY, funded through Citymeals on Wheels, has partnered with DFTA to provide homebound seniors with weekly calls or visits.
Friendly visiting allows each senior to socialize with their visitor and build a lasting friendship. Whether discussing past life events, doing a recreational activity, reading a book for the visually impaired, the possibilities are endless and the contribution is priceless!
Volunteers are screened as are all seniors in the program. Matches are carefully made base don location, interest and requests of both the volunteers and seniors.
PHONE CALLS WILL BE MADE TO SENIORS DURING THE COVID19 CRISIS
To speak to someone about the opportunity call 718-449-5000 ext. 2212 or click to learn more and sign up!
About Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, US
The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit tax-exempt organization founded in 1973 to provide a wide range of social services to South Brooklyn's low income residents and to foster neighborhood stabilization. During the past decade the council has experienced extraordinary growth and became the central address for services of all segments of the population including the aged, the vocationally disadvantaged poor, refugees, and educationally at-risk youth. In addition, the council provides non-profit community based organizations with technical assistance in upgrading their management capacity.
Friendly Visiting, a project of JCCGCI, offers a unique opportunity for a group of volunteers who reach out to homebound individuals.We are a dynamic and diverse group of volunteers or "Friendly Visitors " who visit homebound individuals each week. Every member of our team is willing and eager to share their time with someone who is older, wiser, and has had a lifetime of experience. Our visitors come from all ages and are available to provide companionship, reading assistance (reading mail or a favorite news / magazine article), light grocery shopping, support and more.