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One Good Deed Friendly Phone Visitors

Connection. Reassurance. Joy. Companionships.

Since 2006, One Good Deed (OGD) has carefully matched more than 500 older adults with volunteers for friendship and companionship. These kind and compassionate friendly visitors make a monumental difference in the lives of the older adults in our community - reducing loneliness and isolation and giving them meaningful social connections.

Because our volunteers aren’t currently able to meet in person, we’re excited to present our new “Friendly Phone Visitor” program! This ongoing initiative allows us to remain 100% committed to supporting our seniors – on the phone and virtually.

Right now, we have over 150 vetted volunteers who are listening and chatting about families near and far – on the phone! They’re sharing recipes, funny jokes, good movies to watch – all in the safety of their own residences.

Please know that we WILL proceed with our usual in-person friendly visits when it is safe to do so – but in the meantime, let’s all Phone A Friend!

To schedule a good old-fashioned phone call, check in by phone or computer, or visit when it’s safe to do so, please call 770-677-9489 and ask for the One Good Deed Friendly Visitor Program.



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Call 770.677.9489 to learn more or apply now!

How One Good Deed Can Help

OGD carefully matches care recipients with a community volunteer who makes a one-year commitment to visit twice a month. Volunteers provide support by helping their recipient accomplish tasks such as running errands, shopping excursions, cooking a meal together, or simply enjoying an afternoon out. In undertaking these essential tasks together, volunteers act as social supports providing care recipients with companionship, encouragement and long lasting friendship.


Volunteer Commitment

What does it take to be a OGD volunteer? It's as easy as 1,2, 3!

1. One Good Deed matches volunteers 21+ with an older adult who is living independently but could benefit from some friendly companionship and support.

2. Volunteers visit with their older adult for a minimum of 2 hours at a time and at least twice a month

3. Volunteers help their older friend with simple tasks creating a bond that impacts both the volunteer and their older adult in ways that can't be measured!


Help for Family Caregivers and Friends

If you have a loved one who is older than 60 and lives independently but is aging in place and in need of some companionship and support, One Good Deed volunteers can help support your loved one and you.

One Good Deed will visit with the family caregiver and the older adult in their home to determine if a volunteer may be able to provide some support. Apply now!


Older Adults Looking For Friendly Visitor Support

If you are older than 60 and live independently, but would enjoy a friendly companion, One Good Deed volunteers can help! Apply now!

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Vivienne Kurland and Sharon Spiegelman

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