Homefront recruiting volunteers to visit elderly clients


Homefront Health Care is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to homebound seniors throughout the state.

Through a Rhode Island Foundation grant, Homefront's Volunteer Program provides weekly visits to some of its 800 elderly clients. The volunteer program is designed to help combat the social isolation that often affects homebound seniors.

An informational session on the program will be held at Homefront's Warwick office, 335A Centerville Rd., Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Potential volunteers will learn more about this volunteer opportunity, the training provided and the overall time commitment.

Homefront is one of the largest home care agencies in Rhode Island; making more than 3,000 visits a week. It provides high quality, comprehensive home health care through a team of nurses, therapists, CNAs, homemakers, social workers and companions.

Volunteers are required to fill out an application, provide two references and complete a criminal background check. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Once accepted into the program, volunteers will be matched with one of Homefront's clients based on common interests, location and other factors. Volunteers will be asked to visit the clients in the client's home once a week.

Pre-registration for the informational session is required. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Joan LaPlante at 751-3152.


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