Relationships and personal connections are vital at any stage of the life cycle.
The JFS Friendly Visitor program is designed to combat social isolation. Trained volunteers are matched with older adults living in the community based on similar needs and interests. JFS provides ongoing support for the volunteers.
Friendly Visitor volunteers make a one year commitment to visit with their older friend once a week. Examples of visits include tea and conversation in an older adult's home, a visit to a coffee shop, sharing an exercise class at the senior center, and attending a JFS Lunch and Learn together.