We understand that elderly community members may experience feelings of loneliness or isolation. Thanks to our friendly visiting programs, these seniors can receive regular visits that help them maintain a connection to the outside world.
JCCGCI offers two friendly visiting programs: Connect2, a service funded specifically for Holocaust survivors, and Friendly Visiting NY, a program for homebound seniors who currently receive case management services.
Both programs offer home visits from volunteers, seasonal food packages, referrals, workshops and social events. These friendly visiting programs can be a true emotional and physical lifeline for survivors who feel isolated. Volunteers and program staff are in close, daily contact with seniors and provide a sense of community and consistency.
These diverse bonds between seniors and volunteers of all ages, cultures, and religions create long lasting, intergenerational relationships that benefit all involved; the senior combats social isolation while the volunteer learns valuable lessons from an inspiring friend.
We would like to thank our Connect2 and Friendly Visiting NY funders, NYS Office for the Aging (SOFA), NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and Citymeals on Wheels.