BUILDING BRIDGES INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
Ventura, California, USA.
“Caregivers serves hundreds of seniors throughout all of Ventura County one of the largest aging populations in the Nation! Thanks to generous gifts from Individuals, Foundations, Corporations and municipalities, CAREGIVERS continues to respond to the important needs of homebound and frail elders.”
The Building Bridges Intergenerational Program provides free basic assistance and companionship to the elderly.
The program helps older adults safely remain in their homes and fosters long term intergenerational relationships which can be critical in alleviating social isolation.
The program matches screened and trained volunteer students with elderly in need of home assistance. Students receive awareness training to help them understand the many challenges that older adults encounter.
Students are under adult supervision and complete physical household tasks such as, yard work, sweeping, vacuuming, washing windows, changing bed sheets and others tasks elders cannot do for themselves.
Friendly visits are part of the program which allow seniors and students to engage in discussion and conversation which help fight social isolation in older adults.
General Senior Safety
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