HomeFriends is a friendly visitor program for isolated or home-based seniors or people with limiting health conditions. The HomeFriends program was created by the Princeton Senior Resource Center in 1987 in response to a growing need for companionship and support for home-based older adults and adults with disabilities in Princeton and surrounding communities.
When people are home-based, whether for health reasons or because of life circumstances, it is normal for them to experience feelings of isolation, loneliness or depression. Some fear that when they can no longer drive, they cannot stay in their own homes.
Volunteers are interviewed and trained and then matched for such things as background, interests and geographical location. Volunteers visit for an hour or more a week and may do small errands if necessary. There is no charge for this service.
Any person over 60 years of age who needs companionship and who resides in the Princeton Area is eligible for this free service. Priority is given to those without other local sources of support, such as family or friends. If interested, contact the HomeFriends Director at 252-2362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers come from all ages and walks of life, but their similarity lies in their deep desire to help a home-based person. If you are compassionate, steadfast and welcome making a lasting commitment to work one-on-one with someone who needs your help, contact the HomeFriends Director at 252-2362 or email@example.com.
"Visiting Joan is part of the rhythm of life for my wife and me. Joan's eyesight is so poor, my wife helps read her mail, organizes her paperwork and order or buy things she needs. here is always something for me to do, like change lightbulbs, plant flowers or separate recycling, just little things to make her life easier."