Give the Gift of a Lift-The Friendly Visitor Program urgently needs volunteers to assist older adults in Middletown and surrounding areas.


In our community, many older adults and those who have disabilities live alone and enjoy their independence. Unfortunately, some are isolated, separated from their families, or are in need of a caring friend. Simple gestures can make a difference. According to Friendly Visitor coordinator, Carmen Thomas, “The waiting list for help just keeps growing. We must help our neighbors feel connected to their community and keep our older adults in their homes for as long as possible. The need for volunteers all over Orange County is urgent. The Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting older residents by matching local volunteers with residents that need supports”.

In about 2 hours a week our volunteers make a difference by providing: Transportation to local appointments, help with grocery shopping and home visits. Our volunteers have an impact on the life of their neighbors. Our volunteers are trained and go through a background check at no charge to them and are insured while they volunteer.

Volunteer Trainings are scheduled for August in the following towns- All ages are welcome!
Newburgh -8/7/18 at 10:00 am
Blooming Grove- 8/10/1818 11:00 am
Middletown-8/20/18 at 10:00 am

Training locations will be shared at time of registration. To register for the two part training or for more information, call Paula 845-341-1173 ext. 305 or email pblumenau@jfsorange.org.

Services are offered to older adults and adults with disabilities. Trainings are held in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Orange County, Orange County Office for the Aging and the towns of Newburgh, New Windsor, Blooming Grove, Warwick, Montgomery and Woodbury. JFS is a recipient agency of the Jewish Federation. Our doors are open to the entire community.