Friendly Visitors

A growing number of seniors are isolated and can’t visit their friends and family as much as they used to. This is especially true for seniors who don’t drive anymore.

“I cannot thank you enough again for Candi. She is such a precious person and a wonderful match…I am so thankful for your Friendly Visitors program that I know I cannot find the proper meaningful words to describe all the help you have given me through Candi.”

— Bea
Client, Antioch

If you or an older family member would enjoy some company, sign up for the Friendly Visitors program.

Friendly Visitors matches seniors with volunteers for weekly one-hour companionship visits.

An ongoing, personal connection with a new friend can be be a vital connection to the world.

The Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services Team

Maxine Turner with her friend Jessica Shipp.

What will I do with my Friendly Visitor?

It’s up to you. Visits are comfortable and fun. You can read books, play a game, go grocery shopping, or just share stories.

What will my Friendly Visitor be like?

When you sign up for the program, we’ll ask you about yourself and what you like to do. Then, we make sure to match you with someone we think you’ll get along with and find easy to talk to.

Is there a fee to sign up for a Friendly Visitor?

There is no fee to request a Friendly Visitor.

How do I sign up for a Friendly Visitor for myself or a family member?

To learn more or sign up to receive a Friendly Visitor, call Cynthia Black at (925) 937-8311, fax (925) 946-1869, or email us. We’re in the office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Interested in volunteering to be a Friendly Visitor? Contact Us.

You can also mail or fax the Friendly Visitors application to us and we’ll get in touch to schedule an interview.