YWCA Seniors Peer Connector Program is a volunteer initiative available for seniors in Hamilton who are socially isolated and experiencing barriers to participate in the community. The program provides free in-home social support for isolated seniors to identify their interests and available activities in the community and may provide accompaniment to activities and appointments. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained Senior Peer Connector volunteer. All volunteers for the program will be 55 years or older.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Accompanying the participant to activities in the community
- Providing the participant with information on community resources and support systems available, and encourage their use
- Providing support to participant as per the program guidelines
- Ensuring healthy boundaries and confidentiality are maintained
This program provides benefit for socially isolated seniors who are experiencing barriers to participate in the community. Volunteers will get satisfaction in knowing that they are helping seniors to become more engaged and involved.