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PBF Energy Supports Isolated Seniors Citizens With Card Making Activity

This month, employees at PBF Energy mobilized their neighborhood children to support seniors citizens through a Visit.org card making activity.  Every year, more than 3.3 million seniors spend time in senior homes across the United States. It’s estimated that 60% of them will never receive visitors, and in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, that number will near 100%. Through…

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How one NYC Nonprofit Encourages Senior Citizens Through Conversation, Companionship, & Complimentary Beauty Makeovers 

GlamourGals Foundation, Inc. is a New York-based Visit.org partner nonprofit that inspires conversation and companionship through complimentary beauty makeovers given by volunteers to seniors living in residential care. Volunteers provide seniors with a sense of dignity through personal attention, caring touch, and the opportunity to share their stories. In celebration of their twenty year anniversary, we interviewed Rachel Doyle, the…

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A NYC Volunteer Experience: Feeding Homebound Seniors in East Harlem

Taking the 6 train to 110th and Lexington, then walking to 114th and 1st, I reached Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center in East Harlem.  The 11-minute long walk was one of the most beautiful I’ve had in NYC. In East Harlem, every single corner is decorated with a beautiful mural. The neighborhood itself reminded me that there are parts of…

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