Eighty-two year old, Roy Vigliecca is a long-time volunteer with the Family Service agency in Santa Cruz, California. He serves as a Peer Counselor, providing active listening, connection and resource referral to seniors in need. He notes that isolation is not just a problem for seniors in residential care and is currently networking in the hopes of re-starting a program to address loneliness for seniors who remain in their homes. Over the years, such programs have been discontinued in Santa Cruz due to fund shortages.
Roy was chosen as a Be the Difference Award Winner by The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz in 2013. Be sure to check out his video below: