When you become a Friendly Visitor, you can provide companionship and meaningful personal connections to homebound seniors in Orange County who are at risk of isolation and loneliness.
What does a Friendly Visitor Do?
Friendly Visitors provide positive social contact each week to their matched senior. They enjoy engaging in fun and purposeful activities together. Visits can include playing cards, having coffee, playing board games, or going through photos. For more mobile seniors, it may be going for a walk or gardening.
Whatever a volunteer visitor and a senior do, they plan together.
Friendly Visitors stay in touch with their seniors through phone calls, bringing them joy, especially when they are not up to an in-person visit.
In addition, Friendly Visitors provide a wellbeing check when they visit, ensuring seniors are doing well. Friendly Visitors keep our Program Coordinator and family members up to date on any changes the senior may be displaying with regard to health and wellbeing.
Why Become a Friendly Visitor?
Our Friendly Visitors Program connects eligible seniors with carefully screened volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors. These friendship matches bring much-needed companionship, support, and social engagement to our seniors in the comfort of their homes.
Our Friendly Visitors Program connects eligible seniors with carefully screened volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors.