Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

'Match maker, match maker, make us a match!'


Randi Cunningham shares her time with Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary resident, Judy.

Jewish Pavilion strives to match volunteers with elderly individuals residing in senior living communities. Why offer such a service when people live amongst others with daily activities and community dining, you ask? 

Without individual attention and meaningful stimulation that social interaction and friendship provide, an isolated elder can experience poor health, a lack of strength and energy, depression, and other physical, emotional, and mental health problems. Visits from the Jewish Pavilion's friendly volunteers can change all that. While daily activities calendars display an assortment of exciting programs and parties the individual attention, companionship and community involvement is not always present. 

Jewish Pavilion friendly visiting is fun for both the volunteer and recipient. Recently, several community members have been paired up with seniors in assisted-living communities to share conversation, a delicious bagel or rugelach and sing a song or familiar prayer.

Thank you to those volunteers who visit on a regular basis. It's a mitvah for sure!

Call Jewish Pavilion 407-678-9363 to get involved.


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