Service Information
Friendly Visiting
Good Companions
Category: Friendly Visiting
Target Population: Seniors
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/REFERRALS (Program at Capacity)
Service Details
Description:
The Friendly Visiting Program provides volunteers who visit and socialize with clients who feel isolated, lonely, and who desire more social contact. Friendly Visiting promotes friendship and fun. Volunteers can also provide simple support and assistance, such as reading or helping to write letters/cards. Friendly Visitors typically visit clients in person every other week and phone on the alternate week. Volunteers may be recruited to meet the preferences of clients from diverse communities e.g. language (interpretation can be provided), LGBT community, etc. As Friendly Visiting is a volunteer-based program, we cannot predict how quickly a match can be made. Our priority is finding a volunteer who is compatible so that the match has strongest opportunity for success.
Languages: English
Cost to Client:
No cost. Services are provided with or without membership in The Good Companions.
Eligibility Criteria
Other Criteria:
Minimum Age: 18 yrs
Criteria:
  • Individual is senior (55+) or an adult with physical disability (18+).
  • Individual agrees to a home visit assessment prior to commencement of services.
  • Individual is able to understand and accept the service.
  • Individual is capable of establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with volunteer.
 
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Other Services Offered by Good Companions
Good Companions provides 21 services in 12 categories

Adult Day Program
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670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Foot Care Clinic
1 service

670 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Lhin 11 - Champlain
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Group Dining
1 service

670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Please note, our dining room is currently closed.

Home Maintenance & Repair
3 services

Central and North East Ottawa
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Central and North East Ottawa
Referrals being accepted for seasonal, outdoor work only
Central and North East Ottawa
Please note, this program is currently on hold.

Housekeeping
2 services

Good Companions Ghp
Please note, this program is currently on hold.

Rides & Transportation
3 services

Senior Community Centre
1 service

670 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Please note, our Centre based programming is currently on hold.

Seniors Gentle Exercise Class
1 service

670 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Please note, our fitness programming at the Centre is currently on hold.

Shopping Assistance
1 service

Central and North East Ottawa
Currently running a Food Hamper delivery program

Supplies Delivery
2 services

Telephone Reassurance & Safety Checks
3 services

City of Clarence-Rockland, City of Ottawa, Municipality of North Grenville, Ottawa East, Town of Arnprior, Town of Carleton Place, Town of Mississippi Mills, Town of Renfrew, Town of Smiths Falls, Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, Township of Beckwith, Township of Champlain, Township of Drummond/North Elmsley, Township of East Hawkesbury, Township of Horton, Township of Mcnab/Braeside, Township of Montague, Township of North Dundas, Township of North Glengarry, Township of North Stormont, Township of Russell, Township of South Stormont