Through this platform, we identified various help and support services that can be provided to seniors during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, including but not limited to:

Our ultimate goal with running VPP is to provide virtual support and companionship for seniors in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where they can share their feelings, concerns, and emotions, inspire one another to think positively about the new lifestyle we are all experiencing and get equipped with effective coping strategies to adapt/adjust to the world’s new social-distancing and isolative lifestyle.

This is also an extremely rewarding experience for our young volunteers who are put in virtual contact with our seniors; they benefit from the invaluable opportunity of interacting with our seniors who can share their own wealth of wisdom and knowledge and lifelong experience. VPP also gives our volunteers a great sense of impact, self-worth, usefulness, and engagement in this challenging time of social distancing and adjusting to our new routines and schedules.