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Noella and Frances' Story

Friends Noella (left) and Frances (right).

Friends Noella (left) and Frances (right).

Noella Bozzer’s move to Halton Hills meant living closer to her daughter, but it also meant leaving behind many long time friends.  Feeling isolated, Noella decided to reach out to Acclaim Health, and was matched with Friendly Visiting volunteer Frances Herder.

The ladies have been getting together once or twice a week for the past two years.  During their visits together Noella and Frances enjoy shopping, having dinner, crafting or simply chatting.  “We share likes and dislikes, family values, and much more,” says Frances.  “Overall, she’s a good companion, and wonderful to talk to.”

“I couldn’t do without her,” agrees Noella.  “If I mention anything about Frances to my friends in the seniors’ residence, they tell me how lucky I am to have her.  I’ve gained more than a friend, she’s a family member.”