Friends are important to maintain health. The Good Companions – Community Support Services can help arrange for a volunteer to visit you on a regular or occasional basis.
Friendly visitors are volunteers who are matched one-on-one with seniors living in the central Ottawa area (north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road). Friendly Visitors visit seniors in person every other week for 1.5 to 2 hours, and phone on the alternate week.
Seniors and adults with physical disabilities are waiting for their doorbells to ring, for a reason to put the kettle on, for a good chat or to dust off the playing cards and board games. Some, in warmer weather, would like company on a short walk. Would you become their visitor? You will put joy in their lives and benefit from knowing them.
For more information, call 613-236-0428, extension 2235
Are You Eligible?
Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road. If you live outside of this area, please check online at http://www.ocsc.ca to find which agency can help you in your home.
Please note: services are provided with or without membership in The Good Companions.
All new clients must undergo a telephone and home visit assessment prior to receiving services in the home. Please call 613-236-0428 for more information.
**Individuals may also be interested in our new program, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls. For more information, please call 613-236-0428 Ext 2323.
Interested in Helping?
If you are interested in becoming a Friendly Visitor volunteer, please download and submit a Volunteer Application.