Active Choices‘ volunteers assist and support older adults on their journey to developing a healthier lifestyle.
Volunteers connect with participants through an in-person introductory session followed by regular follow-up telephone calls over 6 months. Through these sessions, volunteers help participants formulate an individualized plan to start and maintain a regular physical activity routine. Exercises include flexibility, strength, balance exercises, and tracking daily steps.
Help to provide ongoing one-on-one support, encouragement, and guidance to older adults in your community!
Those interested in volunteering for the program should contact Sarah Irvin at 502.736.3847 or by e-mail.
Our Friendly Visitor program provides companions to older adults in the Metro Louisville area. Senior participants are matched with volunteers to provide friendship and emotional support to help seniors maintain their independence and well-being. Research shows that engagement with a caring volunteer is one of the most effective methods of preventative care.
With the 65+ population expected to increase to 20 percent by 2030, up from 12 percent in 2000, there has never been a more crucial time to support older adults.
In order to foster the relationship, we ask our volunteers to commit to their senior friend on a regular basis – two times per month for a minimum of one year.
Activities are decided by the volunteer and the senior adult, and some of the most popular ones include:
For more information, contact Megan Cantwell at 502.785.0493 or by e-mail.
You know how much you value independence in your life. Now you can help others stay independent, too.
Families in every community struggle to care for their loved ones. By becoming a Senior Companion you help that person stay in their own home. Whether you are giving families or professional caregivers much-needed time off, running errands or simply being a friend, you will make a difference that strengthens and helps preserve an individual’s independence.
If you are 55+; meet certain income requirements; and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion. Senior Companions serve from 20 to 40 hours a week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. In addition, you will receive pre-service orientation, on-going training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
Call ElderServe’s Senior Companion Program at 502.736.3856 to find out more about becoming a Senior Companion.
Located at 631 S. 28th St. in west Louisville’s Russell neighborhood, our lively Senior Center engages older adults with games, crafts, exercise classes and health screenings/education. We welcome volunteers who would like to greet participants, lead activities or provide entertainment. The center operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Mel Pfister at 502.373.3414 or by e-mail.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? The application packet is available by clicking this sentence. You can type in the form and email to Volunteer Services or print out and mail to Volunteer Services at 215 W. Breckinridge Street, Louisville, KY 40203.