Social Services: Seniors

Make a BIG DIFFERENCE in a SENIOR'S life! SERVE as a Friendly Visitor!

Friendly Visitors are GREAT ASSETS to older adults living in long-term care homes.
Dec 16, 2017
2 Hours
10 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Duretha  Butler
  • Felicia Taylor
  • Jacqueline Moore
  • Julie Morehouse
  • Lauren Wise
  • Luis Ahumada
  • Marchele Lee
  • Michael  Dunn
  • Quentin Bussey
  • vicky pan

More Details

Friendly Visitor Program

Being a FRIENDLY VISITOR is FUN and SERVES A GREAT PURPOSE!  Many nursing home and assisted living facility residents never receive visitors.  Friendly Visitors are individuals and/or groups who volunteer in Dallas County (Texas) long-term care homes to visit one-on-one with residents and help with group activities, entertainment, and basic beautification projects.  Friendly Visitors help combat the loneliness and isolation that is so prevalent in these facilities. 

No matter your age, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE and become a Friendly Visitor (e.g., individually, family, church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges, social groups, corporate teams, or civic organizations).  However, children under the age of 18 may require adult supervision. Friendly Visitors can volunteer on weekdays, weekends, or holidays based on staff availability.  

When volunteering solo or individually, a criminal background check and in some cases, a TB test, are required and are administered by the facility staff.  When volunteering as a group, the facility will often waive the application and background check

Make a POSITIVE IMPACT in the lives of long-term care residents! Your willingness to SERVE our most often forgotten senior population is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Marsha Evans, Program Coordinator, at 214-823-5700 or mevans@theseniorsource.org.

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