One man's efforts to end loneliness among senior citizens will put a smile on your face.
While living back with his parents, he set up a the charity B:Friend, an organization that matches volunteers, or “befrienders,” with isolated elderly members of society. The befriender visits their match for one hour a week to chat over a drink.
As Niles points out, loneliness can be crippling, so his network helps volunteers “be there” for the all too often neglected elderly generation. The results are both effective and heart-warming. Just watch the video to see the look of joy on these seniors’ faces. As for Niles, he says it’s “the best job I’ve ever had.”
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