An in-home companionship program for older adults
Time Together is a community-based program in which Philadelphia college students provide high quality, low-cost ($10/hr) respite care to families supporting an older adult, including those with physical or cognitive impairments.
We seek to lessen feelings of isolation and stress by providing older adults with caring companionship and meaningful engagement. We want to preserve the dignity, independence, and quality of life of older adults living with physical or cognitive impairments.
Time Together also allows family caregivers to take a small break from their caregiving duties. This can help caregivers avoid burnout, take care of other important tasks, and have fun.
This program can help students explore career paths related to aging and gain skills in working with older adults. You will also provide valuable engagement and positively impact the community.
A virtual companionship program for older adults
Weekly Smile is a virtual program that connects older adults and college students. This fun program can help reduce feelings of isolation and improve mood. Virtual services can be provided via video call, phone call, or letter writing. This program is free of charge to participate in.
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