Friendly Visitor ProgramSeniors First's Friendly Visitor Program provides homebound seniors with “social visits” by screened and trained volunteers. The purpose of this free program is to alleviate the loneliness and isolation older adults often experience when living alone, or when residing in a rural area with limited access to transportation or social activities.
Seniors, awaiting a friendly visitor are invited to join the telephone reassurance program. Seniors are called weekly by a volunteer to provide contact and socialization.
Friendly Visitors provide weekly in-home social visits and also serve as a resource on community services and programs that can help the client retain their independence and remain in their home as long as they choose.
We have seniors throughout Placer County who would like a Friendly Visitor. If you have an hour a week you could brighten the life of a home-bound senior.
Friendly Visitors provide:
- Reminiscence/Life Review
- Sharing of Available Resources
Friendly Visitors DO NOT provide:
- House Cleaning
- Furniture Moving
- Bathing/Manicures or other Personal Care
- Medication Administration
- Financial Advice
Who QualifiesSeniors must be 60 and over, homebound (no longer driving), and able to interact socially.
Volunteer and senior matches are based on shared interests, geography, volunteer availability and personality as much as possible.
For more information, or to request a Friendly Visitor: please call (530) 889-9500 ext. 216 or 218.