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Friendly Visitors Program

PROGRAM DETAILS

This program provides free weekly in-home visits for seniors 55 years or older who are isolated or confined at home and
may need comfort, support or stimulation.

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We provide a no-cost opportunity to converse with a friendly person—someone who can listen without judging or directing.


The visits give seniors something to look forward to each week and increases their independence. 

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Volunteer appreciation event


The Friendly Visitor Program Director meets first with the senior to assess their specific needs, then selects a volunteer who can most closely fill those needs,


Established in 1999, our program is supervised by the Program Director who provides the initial volunteer training, monthly meetings and ongoing evaluations of the volunteers.


Other outreach to seniors takes place when the director sets up a group get together at various residential activity centers.

To Refer Yourself or Someone who may benefit:

• Contact Norma Shepherd by email [email protected] or by phone (707) 995-1417


• If you are able, tell the senior that we will call them to schedule an Intake.


• The Director calls the senior to schedule an in-home intake session.


• After the Intake session, If the program matches a senior's needs, a Friendly Visitor will call to schedule a first weekly meeting.