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; or visit weekly to combat loneliness. 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.