JFCS Senior Services
AgeWell Rides Volunteer Drivers take seniors to medical appointments, to go grocery shopping, to the beauty parlor, to the JCC for fitness and socialization, to their own volunteer jobs - and many more places. Drivers use their own cars and must have current Driver's Licence and Valid Car Insurance, as well as a clear PA Criminal Background Clearance and a clear 10 year Driving History (JFCS will pay for this clearance). Rides are usually about 3-5 miles - and the maximum distance is 15 miles round trip.
AgeWell Visits Volunteers Visitors provide friendly visits in the senior's home increasing socialization for people who live alone and may be lonely. Visits are about one-hour in length. All seniors have had an initial visit by the coordinator to ensure that the homes are welcoming. Volunteers can chat, play games, help with light tasks such as watering plants, work on a Memory book (oral history project) with the senior, help with reading or writing notes, or engage in any shared activity that both parties enjoy and that keeps the senior engaged and connected.