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ORGANIZATION: Porchlight Friends

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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The Porchlight Friends services focus on combatting the loneliness and isolation that so many of our older community members are experiencing. We want to surround them with in-person companionship and safe, secure online connections with family, friends and community resources.

Our in-person companionship visits last about 2 hours and we assist with projects in the home, light housework, food prep, as well as rides for doctor appointments and errands to the store/bank/pharmacy/etc. Clients also enjoy easy connection to family, friends, and community services using the Porchlight Health platform.

The Porchlight Health platform that is provided to each of our clients combines technology with in-person support to ensure even the most digitally challenged adults stay connected. It is secure, easy to use and has one-touch connections for video chats, phone calls and texting with friends and family across the country.

Visit our website for more information: www.PorchlightFriends.org

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About Porchlight Friends

Location:

Multiple Locations, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cure loneliness and isolation amongst the older population in our community. Porchlight Friends offers support and assistance to older adults to help them age in place, safely and independently, in whatever space they call home. These services include in-person interactions, assistance with daily tasks, online connection to family, friends and community services, along with easy access to transportation.

Description

Porchlight Friends companions assist with projects in the home, light housework and transportation for doctor appointments and errands. Clients also enjoy easy connection to family and friends, as well as community services, using the Porchlight Health platform. Most importantly, our companions provide face-to-face interactions, lasting 2 hours, to help battle the loneliness and isolation felt by so many of our older loved ones.

The Porchlight Health platform combines technology with in-person support to ensure even the most digitally challenged adults stay connected. It is secure, easy to use and has one-touch connections for video chats, phone calls and texting with friends and family across the country.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Colorado Springs, CO 80906

(38.7665,-104.88049)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • Interview, training, background check. 18 years of age and older. Minors can participate under the supervision of an adult.

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