Loneliness is an epidemic that older adults are especially susceptible to. Not only does this impact one’s mental health, but those who suffer from loneliness are more likely to have health issues – such as heart disease or a stroke – and have a harder time recovering from illness. But you have the power to help.
Through Lutheran Senior Services’ (LSS’) Senior Connections program, seniors living in LSS Life Plan Communities and Affordable Housing communities can receive visitors to brighten their day by providing companionship. Senior Connections volunteers receive special training to help them become an even better companion, with an emphasis on communication and building meaningful relationships.
If you are interested in becoming a Senior Connections volunteer in an LSS community, please click here to apply.
If you are an LSS resident or a family member of a resident in need of a Senior Connections volunteer, please reach out to the social services coordinator at your community.