We have been so excited to share in the experience of connecting with others. This program began during the COVID-19 lockdown, but has continued even after restrictions lifted.
We've established the Friendship Network as a way to connect our senior center family through telephone, email, or USPS mail. This program provides a safe place to develop friendships and support systems. This program builds one-to-one friendships between people with similar experiences, offering social interactions while improving quality of life.
Did you know that 49% of participants at the senior center live alone? While independence is to be celebrated, we've discovered something during the Covid-19 crisis. What started out as a call to our participants to 'check on them,' ended up as friendships being made. We look forward to talking together, seeing how you are, sharing our activities for the week, and learning what keeps you busy.
Social interaction is hard to come by and what the future holds especially for high-risk populations is unpredictable. Making a new friend or being a support for someone else is the best gift to have and to give. Whether you live alone or not, we would love to have you join us! If you would like to be a part of our Friendship Network, please sign up below.
To learn more or sign up, please call (509) 527-3775
AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP is a 60 year old program that helps seniors get back into the workforce. If you're 55+ and looking to enhance your skills to help secure employment, we can help! Earn $13.69/hr for 18-20 hours/wk at a non-profit.
Contact Sandra Moore, Project Director at 1-888-325-7712 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.