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WBZ TV: FriendshipWorks Fights Loneliness by Bringing Older Adults and Young Volunteers Together


FriendshipWorks Featured in Segment on WBZ TV - CBS Boston

WBZ News reporter, Katrina Kincade reports on how FriendshipWorks fights loneliness by bringing older adults and young volunteers together through their Friendly Visiting program. FriendshipWorks uses a personalized process to match an older adult with a volunteer for friendship and support and in this story features Carolyn Bascomb and volunteer Sarah Klein who have become close friends. Janet Seckel-Cerrotti describes how FriendshipWorks facilitates the matches based on shared interests, availability, allergies, and any age or gender preferences. It's all about human connection.

To watch this segment or read the background story, click here.