Friends to the Elderly
Providing meaningful relationships to our treasured elderly.
Whether living alone or in a nursing home, so many elderly lack meaningful relationships.
Our hearts are driven by filling the void in this part of our community. We want to help make the end stages of life more fulfilling.
Our organization matches volunteers with elderly individuals to provide meaningful, lasting relationships. The only requirement and service provided by our volunteers is time. Even as little as an hour a week can make a difference.
Make a difference. Be a friend. Help make a life better towards the end.
The founder and CEO of our organization, Lindsey Peterson, spent several years attending to her beloved grandmother in her elderly years. During that time she saw a need. She saw the lives of those who spent their youth caring for others that are often forgotten and isolated.
After her grandmother's passing in July 2016, she continued visiting the friend her grandmother made at the home she was at until she passed in 2019 and since then visits one of her friends. She also spent time visiting loved ones through hospice, discovering a large number of people spending their last days of life alone or with strangers. Her heart for suffering and a strong calling from God led her to the idea of finding a way to multiply these important relationships so desperately needed in our elderly community.
Lindsey shared her vision as soon as it came to her mind and the reaction and support from many others willing to step into this ministry has been great. Since establishing the organization in 2017, it has expanded to multiple states. Her children have been accompanying her during visits since she started and she hopes they will benefit from a young life of serving this community that will have a ripple effect on future generations to come. Her 3 dogs also spend time visiting the nursing homes, the residents love it!
"My elderly friends have given me so much knowledge, love, and a sense of purpose in the challenged world we live in." - Lindsey Peterson
Friends to the Elderly is a 100% non-profit organization under (501)(c)(3). Donations will include a receipt for tax claims.
Must be 18 years of age to volunteer. Children and pets must be accompanied by registered volunteers. Nursing home restrictions may apply.
Our hours vary by volunteer time. We will respond as soon as possible.