FRIENDLY VISITOR/CALLER PROGRAM
As we age, keeping up old friendships or making new acquaintances may grow more difficult. Yet having a friend to laugh with or someone to chat with about current events or sports is so important to our health and happiness.
J-Sei's volunteer visitors and callers are matched with an older adult who would benefit from lively conversation and companionship. Trained and screened volunteers make weekly connections through in-person visits or phone calls.
- Must be at least 60 years of age.
- Should have difficulty with daily living tasks such as preparing meals, shopping, money management, using the telephone or doing light housework.
DONATION/FEE FOR SERVICE
Families may provide a donation if possible.
Friendly Visitors visit their companion in his/her own home. Friendly Callers call from their own home. Each volunteer undergoes a training and assessment at the J-Sei office.
Miyuki Iwata, LCSW
Bilingual Case Manager
(510) 848-3560 x103