Senior Visiting is a friendly service for seniors who are socially isolated and live alone or are homebound. With oversight and support from a social worker from Catholic Social Services, a Senior Visitor is assigned to a specific client and makes a personal weekly visit and/or regular friendly phone calls. Routine visits are about two hours, offering friendship and support, and at times provide help with small tasks such as watering plants, writing letters or organizing photo albums. Clients often enjoy activities such as reminiscing, watching a movie, listening to music, playing cards or a game with their volunteers. All volunteers are trained through CSS and undergo a background check.
Senior Visiting is free to income-eligible, socially isolated senior adults 60 years of age or older who live alone or are homebound. The senior adult must be willing to welcome a new friend into his or her home.
Referrals are accepted from friends or family members, churches, home health agencies or community partners. Self-referrals are also encouraged. Individuals served must agree to the service, sign a waiver of liability, and be willing to provide information necessary to provide quality service.
To make a referral, call 937-223-7217 ext. 2143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.