VISIONS’ Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students, 15 years of age and over, to assist seniors who are blind. Working in pairs, the youth travel to the homes of seniors to visit, read, shop, do errands and/or escort them within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students may also be asked to assist with meal service where they escort, socialize and serve meals to the seniors at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor at 135 W. 23 rd St in NYC. Students will also be participating in a variety of intergenerational activities, classes and training seminars.
Applications must be received by Friday, June 17th