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ORGANIZATION: Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

There are many reasons for social isolation beyond the pandemic. Some older adults might not have family, might be estranged from their families, might not be as technologically savvy as younger folks, and might rely on transportation to socialize.

To address this issue, Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) launched the Social Engagement Program to help improve the health and well-being of isolated older adults in the community by providing meaningful social connections.

The Social Engagement Program provides support through telephone calls, email messages, and in person "friendly visits."

We are currently seeking "Friendly Visitor" volunteers to provide home visits that focus on in-person socialization and companionship. We ask for a commitment of approximately 1-2 hours per week.

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About Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

Location:

300 Commercial St, #19, Malden, MA 02148, US

Mission Statement

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources such as assistance with personal care, household chores, meals, and transportation to more than 20,000 older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers living in 11 communities north of Boston. The communities include Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop.] The MVES Volunteer Program has the dual mission of engaging people in volunteer service to meet critical community needs while providing a high quality experience that will enrich their lives also.

Description

RSVP is one of three national Senior Corp programs under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Middlesex County RSVP is authorized to engage volunteers age 55 and older, applying their skills and life experiences to high impact programs that provide literacy tutoring for struggling students, safe independence for elders and adults living with disabilities, and other critical assistance. Middlesex County RSVP communities include: Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, and Woburn. Sponsor Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) also serves the communities of Chelsea, Winthrop, and Revere. MVES is a nonprofit organization that since 1975 has acted as an entry point through which elders, families, caregivers, and health care professionals can access a wide variety of programs, services, and supports. MVES is one of the largest in a network of 26 similar aging services organizations in Massachusetts. MVES promotes safe, independence for elders and adults living with disabilities in eight cities and towns north of Boston.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Malden & Surrounding CommunitiesMalden, MA 02148

(42.43261,-71.05572)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Bilingual
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 1 year 1-2 hours per week
  • - Commitment to serving the people in need - Ability to be a good listener and communicator - Compassionate, friendly, and understanding - A commitment to confidentiality - Ability to travel to elder’s home

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