The idea of this website struck me (Prayerna) as I was searching for some way to complete my community service hours. I automatically thought of helping the elderly when my grandmother told of her experiences as a nurse. She explained how many elderly men and women are often abandoned by their friends and families once they are hospitalized.
These stories touched me deeply, and I began pondering of some way to ensure company for lonely senior citizens. It is then I realized that I could help both my peers and many other high school students, in addition to the lonely elders so often isolated— all through a program such as the Rising Leaders’ Organization of Volunteers for the Elderly, also known as R-LOVE.