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"I now have one person every week to depend on to call me. She's really kind, she lifts my spirits, she's very dependable." - M., client age 77
"Having a phone buddy has brightened my days. I look forward to speaking to (my volunteer phone buddy) every week. I'm so grateful that my phone buddy came into my life! "
- R., client age 63
"I was lonely, it’s nice to have someone to talk to about interesting things."
- K., client, age 72
"My [senior loved one] is so happy for her phone calls. She raved and raved about [the volunteer] who calls her. I’m so appreciative." - family member of client
""Thank you so much for working so hard with (our seniors)...I know they really enjoy it and look forward to the break it gives them!"
- C. Waldner, administrator
"I think (Friendly Voices) is awesome. So many seniors are lonely and just want someone to talk to."
- A. Shivers, activities director
"Your team is a blessing to our residents."
- J. Pacaldo, assisted living director
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Copyright © 2022 - All Rights Reserved. Friendly Voices Phone Buddies for Seniors is a 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt nonprofit, EIN #87-3798169
P.O. Box 63, Menlo Park CA, 94026-0063
Friendly Voices is funded in part by a generous grant from the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation.
Friendly Voices does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.