Our Quality of Life for Seniors is the flagship program that launched the charity in 1989. While the program’s mission remains the same, much has changed since hundreds of volunteers under the direction of Friends for Life take care of seniors in our community. We have found that loneliness and isolation are huge issues among our elderly, so to let these people know how special they are, we have dozens of programs that remember them throughout the year.
Here are some of the programs Our Quality of Life & Companionship Volunteers help us with:
Here’s a perfect project for volunteers who may not be physically able to leave their own home but have the time and heart to call someone and chat.
Unique relationships have developed over the years. Not only does this simple call eliminate the loneliness but breaks through the isolation.
Every Thanksgiving morning, volunteers gather to help prepare for this special meal, then distribute to those who would be without a meal for Thanksgiving.
Our volunteers tell us it has become a family tradition and the highlight of their holiday.
Each year, we collect gifts just for grands. Volunteers distribute them at Christmas time to those who may not have anyone to remember them during the holidays.
Volunteers can adopt a grandparent. Many find this opportunity a fulfilling and rich experience as they visit, read, and let a grand know that someone cares.
We give our volunteers the names, addresses, and birth dates of those who would not be remembered otherwise. Just a few minutes of a volunteer’s time can make all the difference in someone’s special day.
The clients in our ADC love Bingo! Volunteers can come and help facilitate Bingo games, donate Bingo prizes, or socialize with our clients with disabilities.
Many of our volunteer groups visit nursing homes taking them unique gifts donated by them or others.
Our volunteers’ simple act of kindness brings hope to many who are homebound or in nursing homes.
Do you play an instrument? Can you draw or paint? Would you like to perform or teach? There are so many ways our volunteers share their talents.
Volunteers can be assigned a pen pal and keep up with them through letters and cards.
Look like something you’d like to do? See anything that fits your style and talents? Are you a member of a group that would like to serve?
We need you! If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE.
For more information about how you can serve, please send an email to our Area Coordinator at WacoCoordinator@friendsforlife.org.