JOY will pair one “Senior" with one “Junior" community  volunteer to “connect” by mail or telephone one time per week (or more, if workable and desired by the "Senior") to provide companionship, friendship and a social connection.


  • To Connect by Mail: If  the Senior chooses to connect with their Junior by mail, please send us an email at and include your name and mailing address. A team member will  be assigned to start Pen Pal services immediately!

  • To Connect by Telephone: If the Senior prefers to connect live via telephone with their Junior, please make an appointment by:

    • Clicking on the "Connect with Us" link in the upper right hand corner of this site. 

    • You  will then be redirected to the  "Book Now" link to choose the best date and time for your phone call.

    • After selecting the best date and time for your call, you will again be redirected to a blank contact information page. PLEASE be sure to include your best contact number for the call.




  • Please also include in the "Add Your Message" section as much of the following information when making your appointment. This information will assist the JOY staff in making your time together the best it can possibly be!​​​​​​

    • Would you like to talk about yourself/your life?

    • Would you like to hear about your JOY team member?

    • Would you like to be read to? If so, do you have a favorite book or genre?

    • Would you like to talk about any of the following topics?

      • Sports

      • Current events

      • Cooking

      • Family

      • Any other topic of interest

Drake Griffith



Reilly Kungl

Vice President

Media Outreach

Harrison Powe

Vice President


Amaya Hanley


Vice President

 Volunteer Coordinator & Social Media Specialist


This website is dedicated to my grandmother, Helen Aughenbaugh, who sadly passed away on April 19, 2020, at the age of 81. Thank you Nana for always taking such great care of me. I love you! Drake