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Mission Statement

Elder Friends provides volunteer-based companionship and minor assistance to home-bound seniors living in San Antonio.

Description

Too often, seniors who are no longer able to leave their homes can start to feel isolated and depressed, which may worsen existing health conditions. Elder Friends' volunteers help to alleviate concerns by visiting a homebound senior at least 3 hours per week to provide much needed companionship. Just a simple conversation can make all the difference to an elderly neighbor.

Elder Friends are primarily matched with older adults based on personality and interest, so that a bond can easily be developed. Once paired, volunteers are expected to provide friendship and conversation. In some cases, Elder Friends offer minor assistance where appropriate (e.g. walks in the neighborhood, computer assistance, etc.).


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