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La abuela necesita un amigo para charlar y caminar

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Lady Knitting

A local resident who is legally blind is interested in a companion to chat and go for walks. She might enjoy a variety of activities either culture oriented to her Cuban roots, or something tactile or musical that you would like to introduce. She has a lively history and due to aging and legal blindness, she is socially isolated. Any help on/off the suggested shifts would be welcome for this nonagenarian.

There are no hands on, or personal cares required.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;
  • a pleasant demeanor;
  • a good reading/speaking voice;
  • average reading skills;
  • organizational or planning abilities;
  • a good driving record;
  • a clear criminal history;
  • two references
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    times are flexible one or two days per week; more is welcomed. This is a very flexible program.
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Shift start-end is approximate. Visits once to twice per week preferred; more welcomed
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About Aging and Disability Services


184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.


Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.


People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


Main StreetRocky Hill, CT 06067



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Social Work


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Very flexible, choose your own schedule, be a person of your word, others will help.
  • Own transportation, good driving and criminal history. patience with the elderly and the legally blind.

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