Visiting Neighbors - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Visiting Neighbors
611 Broadway, Suite 510
New York, NY 10012
(212) 260-6200 (Local)
(212) 260-2962 (Fax)
cmaurervn@aol.com
http://www.visitingneighbors.org

Brief Description

Friendly Visiting VN’s professional staff carefully matches volunteers with seniors to spend a few hours each week enjoying each other’s company and learning from one another. Every match is unique as seniors and volunteers share memories and conversation, listen to music or watch a favorite movie. At VN, every individual is special, and we believe that every match is the start of a new relationship that enriches the lives of both people. Shop and Escort Service Volunteers help seniors with shopping or errands, accompany them to the doctor or to other appoint- ments, provide a steady arm to lean on, as well as moral support. Many local schools participate in VN’s Intergenerational Program, where teens help seniors with errands and escort them to appointments, learning valuable job skills and life lessons, improving their self-esteem and sense of responsibility Remembering Special Occasions VN remembers birthdays and holidays with cards, gifts and special visits, letting seniors know that someone cares. During the holidays, when loneliness can be over-whelming, VN’s volunteer elves visit seniors to share the spirit of the season. Information and Referral VN’s professional staff provides information to seniors, family members and neighbors about services for the frail elderly, valuable help for those not familiar with available programs and services.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Geographic area served: VN’s programs serve seniors in Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo, the East Village, Chelsea, Gramercy/Stuyvesant and the Forest Hills/Rego Park communities.

Staff

Leslie Klein, Senior Caseworker, (212) 260-6200
Cynthia Maurer, Executive Director, (212) 260-6200

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