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I’m the op of the post and I really wish people would read. Yes I’m young. (23) , but I enjoy the company of anyone regardless of age. There’s nothing weird with having having multi generational friendships. In fact I bet I can learn a thing or two from them and they could learn a thing or two from me. I myself am disabled and unable to commit. I can’t work, so it’s hard to commit to anything as I never know myself how I will be feeling. This isn’t a one time Christmas charity case. I know people do get lonely around the holidays, myself included. I’m not looking to just show up and be like merry fucking Christmas see you never. We all need friends. And if you want to be grumpy saying oh us old people are fine we’re better off alone. That’s not the point of it. Obviously you will be fine, alone, by yourself. But maybe some aren’t. I feel like if I posted this a different month, people would look at this differently.

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  1. Jodi Flatt Jodi Flatt says:

    Call some of the seniors organizations and see what they have to offer you…
    While your intentions are honest, the truth is that in this day and age, there is so much scamming and deceit, it is difficult to trust without any checks and balances. You would be best (and safest) to see if you can be vetted as a volunteer through an organization. If you’re not willing to do that to put people’s minds at ease, then you might not have luck finding some elderly companions.

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  2. I agree. In fact right now I’m looking for granny friends with benefits.

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  3. Some people just look for anyway to be negative. Don’t take it personally.

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  4. We can’t wait for the event tomorrow with elf anonymous!!!!!!!

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  5. Jon Adam Jon Adam says:

    Whay not wher is the weirdness. we hope to find as this people.realy we appreciate your feeling

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  6. There are volunteer opportunities that do not require a commitment.

    I think it’s important, initially anyway, to explore this through legitimate channels for the protection of all parties. If Granny told me she met someone on the computer, or some random befriended her at bingo, I would probably lose my shit.

    Contact a reputable organization. Explain the situation, get the required checks done, and be your sweet self visiting with those that need someone.

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    • I agree as a daughter that has a father in long term. I best know who my parent is interacting with and I don’t care to have some random person showing up from wherever. Plus the facility would be opening themselves up for a lot of problems if a person is not throughly checked. This is to prevent any unforseen problems. I think going through the proper channels is very important. Agreed Jenn LaValley. I am very over protective daughter. I think the poster will find it gratifying to spend time with a senior but via the proper channels. It is a nice gesture to want to do this.

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  7. Angie Gooley Angie Gooley says:

    I’m not sure if you can commit to this, but you can apply to visit Home Care clients who are socially isolated.
    https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/e1a57577-2e4d-4210-8a11-f2003737dd32/1

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  8. Don’t let the negative people get to you. I think it’s great that you want to make some older friends because you miss the chats and stories that your grandma shared with you. Maybe you could volunteer at a nursing home and play cards or just visit people that don’t have visitors very often. When I worked in a nursing home some people rarely had visitors so I think they would love this. The teens would volunteer there to get their volunteer hours. I hope you find a special friend and build a lasting friendship!

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  9. I think everyone needs friends and think it’s lovely what you’d like to do. I’d talk to any senior lodges near you and see what they say. They may be able to tell you when they have scheduled activities you can help out at when you can.

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  10. Ty Habitant Ty Habitant says:

    Elders always have the best stories

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  11. I have a number of seniors I love to visit…it started out by me doing their hair… I genuinely love visiting them… I was emailing a 90 year old lady for awhile. Sadly she is no longer with us…
    They love the company too… it is amazing the friendship you can make with them… they love love having people who are genuine and kind be around them…
    Go out there and be a friend…
    pm me.. we can do coffee sometime…

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  12. I did a similar program when I was in high school a biz-zillion years ago…

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  13. Candice Ball Candice Ball says:

    You have to understand that family members and such will be a little sceptical as to your intentions. Not because they are bad, clearly you have the best intentions but just because there are SO MANY shitty people out there who try to befriend seniors in order to scam them. Even though you have your own issues & reasons fonr being unable to commit to volunteer work that doesn’t make it feel any safer for their loved ones or their nurses/doctors at a home, it’s their jobb to protect the seniors from being taken advantage of. It’s unfortunate but try to see from other people’s point of view, usually when someone wants to help seniors but flat out refuses to register to volunteer with an organization it’s kind of a huge red-flag. . Hopefully someobbne you know can recommend you to a senior they know.

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  14. I spend a lot of time with seniors. I love to add friendships into my life not based on age, race, sex, and such. My grandma raised me and she was my best friend (may she rest in peace). Feel free to pm me

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  15. Not sure what area of the city you are in, but at Beacon Heights Community League (12037-43 st) we have an open coffee group on Tuesday from 930 am-11:30 am, It is open to everyone but we do have about 5-6 seniors who come out almost every week. They are a pretty fun group to sit and Chat with. This way you can drop in when you can and no commitment.

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