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  • Thomas Rossetti
  • Megan (Maggie) Ziegel

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Companions to Elders

Companions to Elders matches volunteers and elderly citizens within the Waltham community. Volunteers visit their companions weekly in assisted living facilities throughout Waltham. The program also has at least two group gatherings per semester at two nearby retirement communities.
Population Served: Waltham's elderly community
Community Partners: Leland Home, EPOCH of Weston, Springwell Congregate House and Marist Hill
Transportation: Brandeis volunteers use Waltham Group vans or personal vehicles to visit their companions.

How to Participate:
Individuals who would like a Brandeis student to come visit
Contact your activities director or volunteer coordinator
Nursing Homes that would like to partner with Waltham Group and Brandeis Students Looking to Volunteer E-mail the program coordinators at

Volunteer Time Commitment: Volunteers can chose to have an hour and half commitment weekly, or just attend the two congregate house parties each semester.