Carol Kemp --Pleasure Stroll for a Great Cause
Team Up to Help End Elder Loneliness in the Boston Area!
This old Lady isn't doing any road races but a leisurely promenade around Jamaica Pond in a great T-shirt with a party afterward is my style.
I invite you to please register to take part in the event and/or to make a donation via my page by clicking the "donate" link at the bottom of the page below. I'd love to see you on May 15! If you prefer to donate by check rather than online please make your check (Please put “Carol Kemp” on the memo line) payable to Friendshipworks, Inc. and mail it to:
105 Chauncy Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Since 1984 FriendshipWorks (f/k/a Match-Up Interfaith Volunteers) has matched volunteers in Boston and Brookline with their elderly neighbors free of charge. Volunteers are as young as 18 and as old as 100! It is great for people who just want a friend to do things with sometimes. Volunteer programs include: “friendly visitors” visiting elders in their homes for friendship and support; “medical escorts” who accompany elders on their medical appointments; “PetPals” who visit assisted living facilities with their pets; “friendly helpers” who assist with short-term tasks; and music programs including concerts in assisted living facilities and on local public television.