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Join The Friendly Visiting Program


Join The Friendly Visiting Program

The Isabella Center's Friendly Visiting Program pairs volunteers with home bound seniors to provide company and friendship. Through this program, seniors will be able to gain a sense of contributing to society, engage in new activities, and new conversations. Volunteers will be given a chance to hone interpersonal skills like listening, sharing, expressing compassion, and empathy. The hopes are to minimize senior isolation and bring them a smile and give them something to look forward to every week.

WHAT: Volunteers will be visiting seniors or calling seniors once a week.

WHEN: The time volunteers call or visit a senior depends on both volunteer and seniors availability and preferences. However, they do ask that a volunteer commit to participating in this program for 6 months of weekly calls.

WHERE: This can be done over the phone or at the senior's home.

TO APPLY: Please email Kathy Fuentes at

*This is not a New York Cares project*