Friendly Visitors and Callers  

Department of Human Services
Director, Shawn Buskirk

Division of Aging and Disability Services
Wayne Dumont, Jr. Admin. Bldg.
165 County Route 519 South
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1949

Director, Scott A. Burd
Toll Free: 1 (877) 222-3737
Phone: (908) 475-6591
Fax: (908) 475-6588

Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.



who may fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Living alone and/or feeling isolated
  • New to the area
  • Frail and in need of support
  • In a stressful situation due to relocation, bereavement, health problems, or lack of family, friends or neighbors to offer support.

BY SENIORS - 55 years of age who are:

  • Willing to become a member of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
  • Willing to commit 1 to 2 hours a week to the program.
  • Willing to complete a brief period of training.
  • Willing to provide regular feedback to program coordinator.

PURPOSE of this program is to provide friendly visitation to:

  • Alleviate loneliness.
  • Encourage socialization
  • Assist return to community.
  • Enhance motivation for independence.
  • Add information about community resources
  • Have informal consultation with referral source.
  • Ensure connection to care manager.

When a home visit is not appropriate, a Telephone Reassurance call will be made on a regular basis by our trained volunteers.