Friendly Visitors2018-12-04T16:20:21+00:00

Friendly Visitors

Your Companions in Care

Our Friendly Visitors are college educated social companions who share a genuine interest in helping our clients remain engaged, involved and enjoying daily life. At home or out-and-about, our team brings an energy and enthusiasm to our clients that greatly enhances their social and emotional well-being.

Friendly Visitor Playing Chess with Older Man

Friendly Visitors

Your Companions in Care

Our Friendly Visitors are college educated social companions who share a genuine interest in helping our clients remain engaged, involved and enjoying daily life. At home or out-and-about, our team brings an energy and enthusiasm to our clients that greatly enhances their social and emotional well-being.

Caring Companions for Active Adults

Social isolation is an unfortunate fact of life for many aging adults and their families. The inability to drive, be physically active or remember details may significantly limit a person’s ability to maintain friendships and interests or simply do errands and shopping. Our Friendly Visitor service provides both an important practical and social benefit to our clients and also brings peace of mind to their families.

Our Friendly Visitors are college educated social companions who share a genuine interest in helping our clients remain engaged, involved and enjoying daily life. Following a brief assessment of a client’s needs and interests, a Friendly Visitor is personally matched with a client to foster a strong relationship. After each visit, the Friendly Visitor prepares a brief summary of the outing which provides timely feedback for family and others involved in the individual’s care.

With flexible hours, including weekends, visits are customized for each client and could include the following activities:

Friendly Visitors Accompany Senior to Doctor's Appointment

Transportation to religious services and medical appointments.

Senior Woman at Concert

Accompany to social and cultural outings.

Friendly Visitors Helping Senior Man with Shopping

Assist with errands and shopping.

Friendly Visitors Helps Senior with Computer

Maintain personal calendar, schedule appointments, read and sort mail.

Friendly Visitors Working on Puzzle with Senior Woman

Work on hobbies and crafts together.

Senior Men at Concert

Plan fun outings for lunch, movies, museums and other interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to get started with the services?2017-06-22T11:13:32+00:00

Before a Friendly Visitor is scheduled, the Director of the Friendly Visitor program meets with each new client to assess their background or interests. After this free interest assessment, a Friendly Visitor will be matched with the client. To get started, please call: 703-237-9048.

Are the visit times flexible or scheduled on a routine basis?2017-06-22T11:12:40+00:00

Typically, visits take place on a set schedule to ensure that the individual will have the same Friendly Visitor each time. This provides consistency and allows the Friendly Visitor and the individual to build a strong connection. However, we can also provide visits on an as needed basis. For example, some individuals may need transportation to an appointment every few months. We are happy to work with you as much as possible to meet your scheduling needs.

How much advanced notice is needed to schedule a Friendly Visitor?2017-06-22T11:12:04+00:00

While visits can typically be scheduled on short notice, in order to match each client with a consistent Friendly Visitor, we suggest providing as much notice as possible.

Is there a minimum or maximum time for the visits?2017-06-22T11:11:13+00:00

There is no minimum or maximum amount of time for the visits. Visits can be as long or as short as needed. Most visits are between 2 to 4 hours.

What type of services do Friendly Visitors provide?2017-06-22T11:10:24+00:00

Friendly Visitors provide a wide range of companionship services, including assistance with errands and shopping, transportation to appointments, social and cultural outings, and time together on hobbies and crafts.

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