The synergy between a volunteer from the Friendly Visitor Program and an individual who is engaged in conversation is special. For example, meet Reed, one of our first volunteers, and the impact that he makes:
I can plainly see that loneliness in the senior community is inevitable, as these elders lose family siblings, spouses, and friends due to death. My paired companion often states that she just sits on the couch all day with no interaction with others, and is so happy to have the chance to visit with me, although my visits occur once a week.
I know that my visits have a positive impact on my comrade’s life. I look forward to spending time with my friend in the years to come.
If you would like to help and become a friend to one of our senior neighbors, please volunteer for the Friendly Visitor Program of the Senior Resource Foundation of Cobb County.