2008-01-10 / News

Give time to a lonely senior

Child & Family has an immediate need for Friendly Visitors who visit the homebound elderly on a regular basis.

They have elders who are confined to their home waiting in Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport. They have very few social contacts and would welcome a visit from someone who cares about them. Volunteers might chat, read, play cards or take their elder for a ride. However, the most important consideration is to be a good listener. Hours are flexible. A one-year commitment is preferred. Before making a commitment, the volunteer is introduced to the elder so, together, they can decide if it looks like a good match.

Call the Volunteer Office at 848-4210 for more information.

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