The Antidote for Isolation
Friendship at Home matches caring volunteers with isolated seniors through:
Friendly Visitor Program
Supportive Intervention Programs
Volunteers are offered orientation, training and continuing education classes, before being paired with clients according to interests and schedules. Professional support is provided to answer volunteer questions.
Volunteers in this program makes a simple daily phone call creating a lifeline for an older adult who is homebound and alone.
Be a ray of sunshine and brighten the life an isolated older adult. As little as an hour a week spent visiting your new friends will become time you both look forward to and enjoy.
Seniors who may need individual help in accessing community resources are prime candidates for Supportive Intervention. This help is provided by our Friendship at Home Coordinator.
What You Can Do
You can be the vital link needed to help an isolated older person in our community live with independence and dignity. Volunteers may:
Provide compassionate care through friendly visits to neighbors who are frail and lonely.
Help with errands, such as grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions.
A Gift of Time
Many volunteers have remarked that this is the most rewarding work they have ever done. What seems like such a simple task - a phone call, a regular visit - may well be the lifeline that keeps a lonely senior healthy.
The Friendship at Home program can bring a new dimension ot meaning to your life, by:
Providing personal satisfaction through helping others
Forming new relationships with fellow dedicated volunteers
Enhancing your own health by staying active and involved in your community
Developing important firendships with people in need
If you know of an older adult who may need help or if you are interested in volunteering, call the number in your area:
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
5272 Summerlin Commons Way, #604
Fort Myers, FL 33907
27420 Voyageur Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
219 West Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266