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Friendly Visitors

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Volunteer Visitors for Home-Bound Seniors

It’s easy for homebound seniors or people with minor disabilities to feel isolated and alone.  Friendly Visitors helps ease that loneliness.

Compassionate volunteers are paired with seniors ages 60 or older who are in need of some support.  Many of the volunteers are seniors themselves, who want to contribute their time to those in need.  Volunteers are available to make daily phone calls to check on a senior’s well-being or as a medication reminder; visit weekly to combat loneliness; or provide transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store (as available)Volunteers are not allowed to set-up/give medications, perform any hands-on personal care or provide transportation for individuals requiring wheelchairs.

All volunteers must be at least 21 years old.  They undergo a screening which includes a check of references, background and driver’s record.  The volunteer agreement stresses confidentiality, professionalism and compassion.

Services are offered to seniors in Emporia, Johnson County, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka and Wyandotte County at no charge. Donations are highly encouraged to offset program expenses.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Would you like to help homebound seniors in your area of Northeast Kansas? Visit the volunteer page and be sure to select “Friendly Visitors” for your area of interest on the form.

VOLUNTEER WITH FRIENDLY VISITORS
  • Home visits and phone calls for companionship
  • Assistance with reading mail and writing letters
  • Daily medication reminder calls
  • Transportation to medical appointments (based on volunteer availability)

To begin services, volunteer or obtain more information, contact:

FRIENDLY VISITORS INFO SHEET

This information sheet in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Friendly Visitors program that you can download.

DOWNLOAD INFO SHEET (PDF)

FRIENDLY VISITORS BROCHURE

The Friendly Visitors brochure in Adobe PDF format provides details about the program that you can download to print and share.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE (PDF)

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