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The Senior Source

3910 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75219



Category: Older Adult Services
Contact: Marsha Evans
Phone: 214-823-5700
Email: mevans@theseniorsource.org
College Proximity: Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College, Richland College
DART Availability: Yes
Vehicle Required: No
Special Requirements: Students will be referred to geographically convenient nursing homes in Dallas County to serve as Friendly Visitors to residents. The students will be under the supervision of the facility Activity/Life Enrichment Director. Anyone under the age 18 may require adult supervision. All 72 Dallas County nursing homes have their own volunteer application and background check process.
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Description: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Friendly Visitor Project - Students are referred as Friendly Visitors to one of 72 Dallas County long-term care homes. Friendly Visitors are individuals and groups who want to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Dallas County. Friendly Visitors help combat the isolation and loneliness that is so prevalent in nursing homes by visiting and interacting with residents one-on-one or helping out with group activities such as games, art/crafts, parties or beautification projects. Friendly Visitors can volunteer on weekdays, weekends or on holidays. Youth under the age of 18 may require adult supervision. Criminal background check required prior to volunteering, which can take 3-15 business days. Call contact person to arrange orientation and placement.

For orientation details, please contact the agency.