FriendshipWorks is continuing to support elders with regular phone calls and the addition of virtual visiting with online technology. We continue exploring other alternative connection options. With the current public health emergency, our work is more essential than ever to support our elders. To refer an elder or to become a virtual volunteer, please fill out a form or contact the appropriate staff person on the Contact Us page.
We are proud to share that FriendshipWorks was selected as one of the winners of the 2018 In Good Company Optimal Aging Challenge... To read more and to see FriendshipWorks Executive Director Janet Seckel-Cerrotti's acceptance speech, click here.
Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support.
The Companion provides a venue for intergenerational, interreligious reflections on faith and aging. It is our hope that the contents of this newsletter will bring you a sense of spiritual companionship while we all continue to adapt to physical distancing measures that may keep us from our churches, mosques, temples, meditation groups and prayer meetings.
We at FriendshipWorks have been heartened by the incredible ongoing work of our volunteers, the resiliency of our elders, and the contributions of our religious partners. We are overjoyed to share with you these reflections; as always, we welcome your feedback and support.
As FriendshipWorks’ continues to monitor the developing situation surrounding the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are committed to keeping our volunteers, our elders, and our community updated. For information regarding FriendshipWorks’ response please click below.Learn More
Reaching out to connect is what has made the Friendly Visiting program of FriendshipWorks long-sought-after. Known for its compassionate model of creating meaningful connections between volunteers and older adults for friendship and assistance, FriendshipWorks has now expanded its program to Somerville and Cambridge.
“Serving older adults in these areas is something we’ve been requested to do for quite a while. So we’re pleased to partner with Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, which gives us the capacity to do so,” said Janet Seckel-Cerrotti, Executive Director of FriendshipWorks.