The Friendly Visiting program provides friendship and companionship to socially isolated individuals in our community. Each friendship is unique and volunteers become an important link to the outside world. The program is also designed to provide caregivers with a brief break, while providing compassionate support.
During weekly visits arranged at a mutually agreed upon time, visitors might chat, play games or take their friend to the mall or out for coffee.
REGISTRATION IS EASY:
1. Please have an English speaking person call the office at (519) 772-8787.
2. Complete a short intake with our friendly and supportive staff.
3. Be matched with a friendly visitor.
Ask for a favourite recipe. Prepare and share it!
Attend an event together
Bring in a joke book and have a laugh
Bring flowers from your garden and make a floral arrangement
Checkers, chess, backgammon, etc.
Compile an oral history
Discuss books, music, newspaper articles, TV programs, etc.
Exchange books and magazines
Explore the daily newspaper together
Go to the mall for coffee
Help develop a scrapbook of memories
Make greeting cards to send