Weekly Smile Virtual Program
Time Out’s Weekly Smile program connects volunteer college students with older adults who can’t leave the house often due to health conditions and precautions with COVID-19. Students help by fostering connections and devoting their talent, compassion, patience, and curiosity to virtually spend time with older adults once a week. Students and elders can share stories and advice, work together on art projects, and connect on other common interests. Weekly connections can occur through video or phone calls. For older adults with family caregivers, the time students spend with them allow for needed breaks for caregivers. All services with Weekly Smile are free of charge.