‘Adopt a Senior’ is a unique volunteer program created to enhance the lives of Athens seniors. Many of us have parents, family or friends who are elderly, living alone or in senior facilities, that would greatly benefit from an extra visit from someone. Chai Seniors matches local volunteers with local seniors for a weekly visit, bringing joy and a sense of caring to many. With your help, Chai Seniors ‘Adopt a Senior’ programme soon hopes to match a volunteer with every senior!
Bringing children along on a visit is beneficial for both the seniors and the children. The seniors love the young company, and the relationship with the seniors has a positive effect on your family. Don’t be concerned about the commotion that always accompanies kids. It can be a welcome change to the usually sedate home environment, and studies show that elderly people enjoy seeing and spending time with children.