FRIENDS FOR SENIORS
Making a Difference
Our Friends for Seniors program offers seniors in need, social support. The program is a giving experience to make an older person's life more special. The program is designed to befriend an older person who lacks meaningful social support (e.g., family/friends) and sprinkle kindness throughout the year. The program allows us to bring a personal touch to seniors by directly providing them with some outside friendly contact as well as birthday and holiday cards, gifts (e.g., clothing and toiletries) and other essentials to let them know they are not forgotten and alone. For seniors living alone in their own homes/apartments, our goal is to help them with simple chores such as taking them grocery shopping and to doctor appointments. Giving is based on donations; $50 sponsors one senior per year.
Cards and Presents for Special Occasions
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.