Chabad of Delray Beach, Florida, has launched a new outreach program called Smiles on Seniors (SOS), which is a unique volunteer program created to enhance the lives of local seniors.
from the Florida Sun-Sentinel:
“Many of us have parents or family who are seniors — living alone or in senior facilities — that would greatly benefit from an extra visit from someone who isn’t family,” said Rabbi Sholom Korf of the Chabad of Delray Beach. “Family cannot always visit as often as desired — and not always is there someone else to supplement those visits. And that’s where Smiles On Seniors steps in.
“SOS matches local volunteers with local seniors for a weekly visit — bringing joy and a sense of caring to many. With your help, SOS soon hopes to match a volunteer with every Jewish senior!”
Smile on Seniors aims to meet the needs of seniors within the community by connecting them with willing and capable volunteers.
“It has been proven time and time again that consistent human interactions can greatly impact the quality of life of the aged — and those who interact with seniors are in the position to accomplish a tremendous amount,” Korf said.