The mission of The Be-A-Friend Project, founded by Diego Ramos ‘22, is to end senior isolation in assisted-living homes through social interaction with youth. The medical effects of social isolation are extremely detrimental to an elder’s physical, mental, and emotional health. This organization serves to end the social isolation and the harmful medical effects that come with it by tracking how the health of the elders improve over time when using social interaction as a prescription to fight ailments. Volunteering occurs in collaboration with The Village of River Oaks senior home, at 1015 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019, Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:00.
Sponsor Contact: Joe O’Brien, Faculty, Department of Theology, Director of Student Activities