I recently came across information about a fantastic endeavor put together to help homebound seniors in Contra Costa county. If you know of someone who could benefit from having a friend, I hope you’ll let them know about this service.
The Friendly Visitors Program is a free effort available to isolated or frail seniors 60 years or older living in their own homes or apartments. Implemented by Senior Outreach Services in Walnut Creek, this important program is a way for homebound seniors to keep their independence and avoid a sense of loneliness and isolation.
No fee is ever charged and visitations take place a minimum of once per week for a duration of one hour and can include simple chatting, sharing of time, walking or taking a ride, shopping, and the meeting of everyday needs.
To inquire about the Friendly Visitors Program for yourself or a loved one, call 925-937-8311.