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The connection keeps seniors tied to the industry, active socially and may lead to mentorship or provide a career connection for volunteers. Watch Video Intergenerational drama theater workshops involving students and seniors that combine first hand memories held by seniors along with role-play. Seniors take a rap, hip-hop class and perform in front of a live audience upon completion providing senior arts, creativity and confidence.
Senior Meetup connects seniors who are looking to socialize with other seniors with similar interests and who live in the same neighborhood or city.
Senior groups can prevent social isolation which may lead to elderly depression.
To prevent senior lonliness and isolation during Christmas.
To provide seniors with gifts, socialization and entertainment during the holidays. Families of volunteers visit seniors on holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, and Passover, to socailize and bring gifts for seniors provided by the organization DOROT. Watch Video Celebrating festive senior social events every month such as birthdays, lunches, Christmas senior gift program etc.,at the Friends of Elderly Chicago location or through an in-home celebration at a homebound senior's home. Watch Video A free senior friendly i Pad app so that the elderly can keep in touch with their friends, children and grandkids.