Senior Connections

Join a thriving community of trained volunteers who are building friendships with older adults through weekly visits and friendly calls. Volunteers are vetted, trained and supported by Senior Connections staff. You will be personally introduced to your volunteer, and you and the volunteer together will plan visits and activities. We ask volunteers to commit to one year of volunteering with the program as relationships take time to develop and flourish. Our intent is to match you with a volunteer based on your interests and likes as well as theirs. You and your friendly visitor volunteer can meet in your home, a park, or anywhere where you both would feel comfortable. Instead of an in-person visit, our friendly caller volunteer would call you, typically at home, at a mutually agreed upon time. CMSS Senior Connections staff will initially meet with you to explain our program and to learn about you and your interests. We then carefully match older adults with a vetted and trained volunteer visitor or caller. Our volunteers are of all ages and backgrounds. Many have compelling personal histories, and all have a desire to meet someone new.

Join a thriving community of trained volunteers who are building friendships with older adults through weekly visits and friendly calls. Volunteers are vetted, trained and supported by Senior Connections staff.

You will be personally introduced to your volunteer, and you and the volunteer together will plan visits and activities. We ask volunteers to commit to one year of volunteering with the program as relationships take time to develop and flourish. Our intent is to match you with a volunteer based on your interests and likes as well as theirs.

You and your friendly visitor volunteer can meet in your home, a park, or anywhere where you both would feel comfortable. Instead of an in-person visit, our friendly caller volunteer would call you, typically at home, at a mutually agreed upon time.

CMSS Senior Connections staff will initially meet with you to explain our program and to learn about you and your interests. We then carefully match older adults with a vetted and trained volunteer visitor or caller.

Our volunteers are of all ages and backgrounds. Many have compelling personal histories, and all have a desire to meet someone new.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the volunteer application.

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Why is Senior Connections so important?

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Senior Connections
1123 Emerson St. Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60201
847-869-0682

If you or someone you know is interested in Senior Connections, please contact us at 847-869-0682.

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