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Bringing smiles to seniors one visit at a time.
About Us

Sydney Cooper Senior Smiles™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that trains, recruits, and educates volunteers of all ages on the needs of the elderly, and then pairs the volunteer with a senior who would benefit from companionship. Seniors are located in communities throughout Southern California. All volunteers are trained to recognize and understand age-associated disabilities such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and stroke, as well as hearing, visual, and mobility impairments. 

We strive to enrich and enhance the lives of residents at senior communities. Through regular volunteering, we aim to bridge the gap between generations by facilitating and nurturing friendships among people of all ages. We are not only dedicated to enriching the lives of our seniors by offering companionship, but those of our volunteers through their experience.

If you are interested in bringing a smile to a senior, register to become a volunteer today. If you know of a senior community in need of our services please contact us.

Why a turtle?


The turtle symbolizes long life. Even though turtles may be connected to an image of slowness, they eventually reach their goal with patience. To quote a popular fable, “slow and steady wins the race.” This attitude is important for both the volunteers and seniors, especially when working with forms of dementia and physical disability. In addition, turtles have a protective shell. By educating a diverse group of people about the importance of geriatrics and the need to help with loneliness in the senior population, we hope to build "protection" for the lives of seniors. 

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