Annette lives alone. She needed more than her Meals on Wheels deliveries to keep loneliness away. Meals on Wheels Orange County found a Friendly Visitor match for Annette in volunteer, Sonia, whose own grandmother had passed away. The two get together every week to drink tea, watch movies and old episodes of Matlock (a favorite of Annette’s), and to play checkers. Annette beats Sonia at almost every game.
“I look forward to Sonia coming, It is very good to have company” says Annette. “Sonia is easy to talk to and a very pleasant person.” Annette keeps her mind sharp by doing word searches and playing Scrabble.
“Annette is a great role model. “This feels like an ‘adopt a grandma program’ to me. I love Annette’s wisdom,” says Sonia. She cherishes having an older adult in her life and likes that she can plan visits to Annette’s home around her weekly schedule. Sonia helps Annette stay physically active by walking with her around the neighborhood, something Annette was unable to do alone.