Youth for Elderly Service (YES) has a mission to improve the lives of the elderly by providing companionship. Through volunteering at retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers, and other locales, YES volunteers are able to build meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues. Volunteers engage with elderly residents during weekly visits and at larger monthly events organized by the committee. Group activities, games, crafts, and simple conversations are all ways we care for and give attention to this commonly isolated population. YES members enjoy hearing the stories they have to share and remembering our motto: We’re all young at heart.

 

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Co-Chairs

Caellaigh Kimpston

kimpston@live.unc.edu

Arianna Douglas

aldougla@live.unc.edu