Friendly Volunteer Visitor Program
The number of seniors living alone in our community with no assistance, no family or friends nearby is staggering. The loneliness and sense of isolation are depressing and destructive. An 81 year old widow, alone and with no means of transportation, recently told us, "Just knowing that I could have a different life, a friend to visit me or take me out once in a while, gives me hope." Are you interested in providing a little hope?
The Senior Assistance Center matches kind, caring, volunteers to spend about two hours per week with isolated seniors living at home. Typical actives include: home visits and phone calls just to chat or to check on a senior's welfare; running errands, such as grocery shopping, either for or with a senior; assisting with hobbies or other special interests; reading or taking walks. The Friendly Visitor Program is designed to help senior citizens maintain independent living. Friendly Visitor volunteers provide for able-bodied seniors who prefer the warm, familiar surroundings of their own home to living in a senior facility or someone else's household.
Who is eligible?
● Any senior age 62 or over who lives alone and feels the need for assistance or companionship
may register for the Friendly Visitor Program.
How do I apply?
● In person at Senior Assistance Center
● Address: 2839 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
● Ask for Leola Boone
● Leola Boone is available Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
● Call Senior Assistance Center Client Intake Services directly
● Phone: 303-458-0662 on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10:00 to 2:00
● Email counselorL.B@SeniorAssistanceCenter.org
What do Volunteers provide?
● Provide companionship
● Transportation services for shopping, health care provider office visits, picking up medication prescriptions
● Reading books
● Weekly personal visits
● Daily telephone communications
What Volunteers DO NOT provide?
● Cleaning Services
● Perform personal hygiene assistance
● Administer medication