The Caring Elders - Friendly Visiting and Mental Wellness Awareness project engages isolated elders in the Guelph community through the mentoring, recruitment and training of older adults as volunteer peer "wellness coaches". This project aims to develop a culturally appropriate mental health awareness program that can be used by volunteers and groups to reach out and support isolated older adults and connect them to people and services in the community. The project also hopes to support the work of community partners by providing a pool of volunteers comfortable working inter-culturally and who are also multilingual.
For more information or to join our volunteer outreach team, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-836-2222 ext. 221.