Thursday, February 23, 2012


Selfhelp Community Services needs volunteers to visit housebound senior citizen Holocaust survivors in their homes in various Brooklyn neighborhoods for just an hour a week.

In the Friendly Visitors Program, the client and the visitor can enjoy such activities as playing chess, playing cards, talking, sharing family photos, making scrapbooks, discussing current events, learning each other's history, taking a walk--and anything else that interests both of you.

If physical visits aren't possible, phone visits can be arranged.

Seniors come from diverse backgrounds, so Selfhelp is looking for volunteers who speak Russian, Hungarian, Polish, or English.

To talk more about the Friendly Visitors Program, call (718) 633-1300 or send an e-mail to Fran Tarshish at  ftarshish @

Selfhelp Community Services
419 Church Avenue, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets

a program of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.,
a not-for-profit organization