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  • Friend to Friend America Friend to Friend America

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Mission Statement

"Nationally, six out of ten residents in nursing homes never have a visitor."

Friend To Friend programs reach out to people in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Retirement Homes with friendship on a one-to-one basis.
This is done through trained volunteers who demonstrate principles of caring while enriching the lives of those served.

Friend To Friend America is an umbrella organization dedicated to providing information and financial assistance to existing and new Friend To Friend programs as requested.

In addition, Friend to Friend America recruits and matches volunteers to visit residents in Nursing and Retirement homes throughout Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties of Washington State.

Description

Friend to Friend America addresses the need for people staying in Nursing Homes to benefit from one-on-one visitors. It provides information to people in other states/provinces to start their own Friend to Friend programs. (Friend To Friend programs recruit and match volunteers to visit one-on-one with residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living & Retirement Homes. Many residents do not live close to family members. After experiencing many losses including health, spouse, independence, etc, residents feel isolated and lonely which leads to physical and mental deterioration. Social programs do not fully meet the needs of the residents on this deeply personal level. Having one special friend enriches and improves quality of life for seniors, on many levels. Children and pets may accompany the volunteer.) Friend to Friend America provides financial assistance to existing Friend To Friend programs.

Website

http://www.friendtofriendamerica.org

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by Tamiko L. (October 25, 2011)
I think that elderly people really need care. It is not good that they are in such a case, that they barely have anyone to care for them. While desiring to do something i thought about the nursing homes and i imagined how i would like to help, i searched and found this site, it is perfect. everything about this organization is perfect and i look forward to being apart in helping. Thank you for organizing this oppertunity! God Bless.
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