The Friendly Visiting Program is a volunteer companion service for persons 60 years of age or older within the community. All volunteers have had background checks and sign a confidentiality statement.
- Having an active listener
- Having someone who understands
- Having a trained individual help sort out situations that arise
- Having someone trained in referral services
Sometimes you need someone who is understanding and has been trained to help you sort things out. Peer Helpers are not doctors, nurses, therapists or social workers. They are people just like you who have experienced some of the same things you have, such as:
- Losing a spouse or friends
- Declining health
- Living on a fixed income
- Losing some of your independence
There’s no need to go to an office or clinic. Peer Helpers will come to you at your home, the hospital, or some other site. Volunteers do receive mileage reimbursement for traveling.
Is there a fee?
There is no charge or fee for this service. Donations to keep this program going are always welcomed.
For more information contact:
To enroll yourself or someone you know in the Friendly Visiting Program, either contact your County Coordinator directly or To register for this service, click here
ACE of Southwest Minnesota is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service “Senior Corps – RSVP Program”, Minnesota Board on Aging, MNRAAA, and the United Way Agency. It is also sponsored locally by Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, and Rock counties.
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