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To alleviate loneliness and boredom in the elderly confined to a nursing home or other retirement community and to stimulate mental alertness through conversation and friendship
To visit on a one-to-one basis with someone who has few, if any, outside visitors
To make a commitment to visit once a week for about an hour in a local facility
Interviewing residents and Dolphins volunteers for compatibility. Training for and monitoring the relationship
To continually grow by increasing the number of Dolphins, residents and facilities we serve
We match volunteers (Dolphins) one-to-one with the forgotten elderly in nursing homes or retirement communities in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties and the western edge of Philadelphia. We basically, create a friendhsip. Our Dolphins range in age from 9 to 87, are male and female and come from all walks of life. We match them with someone in a facility near the Dolphin's home or workplace and ask that they visit one hour a week. The day and time is chosen by the Dolphin and the Resident Friend and can be flexible every week. Our Dolphins can read or write letters for them, take a walk with them or just reminisce. We have ongoing informal training to help the Dolphins deal with and understand the needs of the aging. We have specific need in Pottstown, Schwenkville, and near City Line/Belmont Ave.