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Seniors

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Some of the seniors served by our Geriatric Care Management program are identified by our staff as being especially isolated or having a particular need for volunteer support.

We match these seniors with a volunteer who can provide weekly home visits and build a friendship with the client. We particularly look to make matches in which the volunteer and client have shared interests, such as art, swimming, or a foreign language.

JFCS East Bay volunteers working with seniors offer a range of support, including:

  • Visiting with an elderly person in their home to provide companionship.
  • Doing activities together such as playing games or cards, watching movies, or reading.
  • Assisting with a house project, such as organizing family photos, doing light gardening, and helping around the house.
  • Driving to appointments, either on a regular basis or as needed.
  • Taking a client shopping or running errands.
  • Going on walks or other light exercise.