Albanian Speaking Friendly Visitor - Newton MA

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ORGANIZATION: 2Life Communities

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Program Summary: Visiting with a 2Life resident friend for conversation, shared experience, and companionship. The volunteer and resident will meet on a regular basis. Common activities include conversations over tea or coffee, going for walks, watching a film or show together, playing a game, etc.

This specific resident at our Golda Meir Campus speaks Albanian who is very active and enjoys going out in the community and attending activities, going for walks, etc.

Location(s): Golda Meir House: 160 Stanton Ave, Newton MA 02466

Key Responsibilities:

  • Schedule visit with resident each week and follow through with commitment

  • Notify both 2Life staff and resident(s) of unexpected absence

  • Engage the resident in lively conversation that prioritizes the resident’s interest

  • Update 2Life staff if there are any concerns

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Albanian required

  • Volunteer must be 16 years and older for this position

  • Friendly and welcoming attitude

  • Patience

  • Reliability

  • Ability to keep a conversation going

Schedule/Time Commitment: Typically once a week (flexible time and day) for one hour. Volunteer must commit to at least six months.

Benefits: Obtain experience working with older adults, help someone who might not have other forms of support, cultivate new intergenerational friendships. Opportunity to do fun things with a new person!

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About 2Life Communities

Location:

30 Wallingford Road, Boston, MA 02135, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, 2Life Communities welcomes seniors from all backgrounds and enables aging in communities of engagement, connection and purpose by: Providing superior housing that is broadly affordable. Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods. Promoting aging in community as a first choice.

Description

2Life Communities, a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, operates on the belief that all seniors should have the opportunity to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment - a model we call aging in community, which directly combats the growing public health crisis of social isolation and loneliness amongst older adults.

At 2Life Communities, residents can step out the doors of their own apartments and find friendship, community, physical and intellectual stimulation, and a helping hand day or night. Serving a diverse population of 1,500 older adults, 2Life creates communities with a laser sharp focus on affordability - a tremendous concern given that Massachusetts is the state with the 2nd largest gap in the U.S. between seniors’ median income and the cost of living.

Please visit our website to learn more about how to become a 2Life Volunteer and to explore our most up to date opportunities https://2lifecommunities.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Seniors
Community, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

160 Stanton AveNewton, MA 02466

(42.33393,-71.24284)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week

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