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Four Friendly Visitor Volunteers Needed

Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) is currently seeking Friendly Visitor volunteers for four older adults in Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette. Below is information about each of these individuals. What they all have in common is that they are socially isolated and are looking for companionship.

  • A woman lives in a senior community in Louisville. She would love to be taken out for coffee, to Kohl’s, or to an art museum or lecture.
  • Another woman in an assisted facility in Lafayette would love to be taken out and is looking for a connection to the Jewish community. She had a very interesting life; she enjoyed travel and being an activist. She has some memory loss.
  • One woman moved here from out of state and lives in Boulder with her son. She has quite a bit of memory loss, but has interesting stories to tell and seeks friendship.
  • A gentleman in his 60s suffered a head injury years ago and lives in Boulder would like someone to go places with and explore recreational activities.

As a Friendly Visitor, you offer the best gift you can give another: friendship. Boulder JFS individually matches you with an older adult to provide companionship. Friendly Visitors and the older adults they visit spend time together in a variety of ways: take walks, run errands, visit in the elder’s home, or do whatever the person enjoys most and needs help with. Many times they get to know each other’s families and become great friends. We ask for a minimum commitment of six months.

Contact Ingrid Swords at Boulder JFS. 720.749.3403 or iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org for more details.

About Alaina Green

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Jewish Family Service of Colorado

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