Mineola-based Family and Children’s Association (FCA) is seeking volunteers for its new Friendly Visitors program set to begin in May. FCA serves nearly 9,000 seniors each year providing case management, financial counseling, health insurance counseling and other support services.
They will provide training and on-going support to volunteers enabling them to provide companionship and once-a-week visitation to a local, homebound senior. Volunteers should be able to drive to various locations within Nassau County and commit to one hour per week of socialization with their senior.
“The Friendly Visitor program will add a much-needed socialization component to our cadre of services devoted to Long Island’s seniors,” said FCA President/CEO Jeffrey L. Reynolds, Ph.D. “We assist many seniors’ goals of living independently in their homes and this program will support them in that effort.”
Those interested in volunteering should contact the FCA by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning: 516-292-1300, ext. 2239.
For more information, please visit www.FamilyandChildrens.org .