As we age, we continue to have the same basic and universal human needs: to love and to be loved, to connect with others and stay connected, and to be recognized as a valuable part of the human family. At Wilshire Community Services, we match volunteers with clients to fulfill the unmet needs of the home-bound older adults in San Luis Obispo County by developing mutually caring friendships that enrich the entire community.
At no charge to clients, volunteers make weekly in-home visits that provide reassurance and comfort to homebound older adults remain in their residences longer. During a visit the pair may chat, play cards or board games, take walks and drives, or go shopping; they live life together! Volunteers come from all age, groups and walks of life.