This program, through volunteers, provides support and companionship to the elderly and disabled. The goal of Match-Up is to recognize that there are many elderly and disabled people in the Boston area in need of a friend. Volunteers who are willing to provide this friendship can enhance the quality of elderly and disabled people’s lives in numerous ways, both mentally and physically.
The Church of the Advent was one of Match-Up’s founding institutions. In 1984 a group of churches, synagogues, and health care organizations gathered together to create a support system for the growing population of aging and disabled people. Match-Up has provided for over 15,000 individuals since its start. For more information, contact Match-Up (website below) or the Rev. Daphne B. Noyes
or by phone, 617-354-2540.