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Stanford Haas Center for Public Service

The Haas Center for Public Service inspires Stanford University to realize a more just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. The Haas Center has graciously provided us with financial support, as well as guidance in helping our initiative uphold the principles of ethical and meaningful service and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also receive guidance on working with senior communities and training on interacting with minors.

Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program 

The Medicine & the Muse Program is the home for the arts and humanities at the medical school, with programs that support diversity and integrate the arts and humanities into medical education, scholarly endeavors, and the practice of medicine. Stanford Medicine & the Muse showcases weekly virtual concerts of musical performances by Stanford Medicine faculty, residents, staff, students & friends.

COVID-19 Response Innovation Lab

The COVID-19 Response Innovation Lab, affiliated with the Stanford Biosecurity program, is an incubation initiative that supports ventures responding to pressing issues arising as a result of COVID-19. The lab currently supports 16 active projects tackling areas ranging from diagnostics to PPE production to distant socializing solutions, such as Virtual Companions.

Stanford Presence 5

Supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and directed by Donna Zulman, MD, MS, and Abraham Verghese, MD, the Presence 5 team aims to redesign the clinical encounter to foster humanism and meaningful connections between clinicians and patients. Their objective is to inspire a shift in care from institutional procedure to clinical ritual grounded in scientific evidence and humanism, and in doing so enhance patient experience and clinician well-being, and support patient-centered, safe, and effective care. 

 

Presence 5 supports Virtual Companions through their research on humanism in medicine, their community partnership principles, and institutional support.

Peninsula Health Care District

Solidarity 3 Generations (S3G)

Solidarity 3 Generations (S3G) is a dynamic association that was created in Paris, France in November 2012. S3G strives to foster intergenerational relationships by connecting people to senior communities. Since 2012, the association has built numerous partnerships and organized many events with the 65+ community.

S3G is currently sharing its best practices and experiences with Virtual Companions. By doing so, we are fully ready to assist our senior communities around the world during this unprecedented crisis.

S3G members have proven to be very creative in strengthening intergenerational connections. All-year-long, they organize concerts, dancing competitions, digital workshops, and cooking classes, just to name a few examples. All these initiatives alleviate the loneliness that the senior communities may experience. These are also wonderful opportunities for people to make a positive social impact while sharing their passions.

United Students for Veterans’ Health

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee

AllTogether LA

Friendly Voices

NJPA Helping Hands

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Bay Area Phone Buddies Team 

SilverSource

SilverSource provides a safety net to older residents in need, to keep a roof over their heads, with the heat and lights on, food on the table and the medical care they need. SilverSource advances the dignity, independence and quality of life of older adults by providing supportive services to those in need and guidance to families, and by engaging in community partnerships and advocating for sound public policies. Virtual Companions is partnering with Silver Source by sending cards & crafts that Silver Source volunteers pack in grocery bags to deliver to seniors. Silver Source also distributes flyers about VC programs and shares our services with their seniors.

East Palo Alto Senior Center

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

EPA senior center is a multipurpose senior center that offers a variety of activities and assistance to seniors. Staff provide information about resources in such areas as housing, employment, household help, recreation, financial assistance, health services and in-home help. Virtual Companions is working with EPA to offer our services to their seniors. 

Lewinsville Retirement Residence

The Lewinsville is a senior residence sponsored by The Lewinsville Retirement Residence, Inc., a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church. This community offers apartment units designed to meet the needs of the elderly. The Lewinsville is a federally assisted project under the Section 8 program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Virtual Companions is working with the staff at Lewinsville to offer our services to their seniors. 

Meals on Wheels (Northern Illinois)

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization created to increase public awareness and generate contributions to support the services provided by Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association (CNNSSA). The Foundation seeks support for the funding of Community Cafes and home delivery of meals to eligible older adults in Cook, Grundy, and Kendall counties in Illinois. Virtual Companions is working with Meals on Wheels to offer our services to their seniors.

Rosener House (Peninsula Volunteers)

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Little House (Peninsula Volunteers)

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Meals on Wheels (Peninsula Volunteers)

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

OneLife Music & Memory Program

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

 MorningPointe Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

San Carlos Elms

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Special Olympics Virginia

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

CT Government Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Panorama View Apartments (Cornucopia Services) 

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

Burlingame Parks & Rec

PHCD Fitness Center

USVH strives to help long-term care patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals by bringing student volunteers to engage the Veterans. Patients in long-term care at the VA Hospitals are often elderly, in many cases suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Outside of family visits and planned events, patients may experience loneliness and confusion. The primary goal of USVH is to connect with veterans and make them feel appreciated.

USVH Stanford chapter is partnering with Virtual Companions by providing volunteers and sharing their volunteer training guidelines. 

50-Plus Today Magazine

50PlusToday is the top-rated online lifestyle publication for the 50+ population and their families. They serve as a go-to resource for trending issues, and provide inspiring and relevant information written by and for individuals in this age group. 50PlusToday is committed to combating isolation in the elderly during the pandemic and beyond. They work diligently to identify at risk individuals, and to provide volunteers with unique and interesting opportunities to enrich both the lives of others and their own.
 
50PlusToday supports Virtual Companions as a partner by increasing awareness of the program, promoting opportunities to participate, and identifying those in need of the assistance they provide.

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