Give mom the gift of great company

Mon Ami (‘my friend’) matches seniors with trusted, local college students to take a stroll, play games, listen to music, or tackle a project with your aging parent.

Give mom the gift of great company

Mon Ami (‘my friend’) matches seniors with trusted, local college students to take a stroll, play games, listen to music, or tackle a project with your aging parent.

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“On Mon Ami visits, we help each other appreciate the little things in life and find the humor in everything.”

Stanford Magazine
guardian
Palo Alto Online
San Francisco Chronicle

Supporting aging parents is no easy task. Respecting their independence while giving them the support feels like an impossible balancing act. We want to know our parents are not just surviving, but thriving, even when we can’t be there.

Mon Ami companions offer trusted support that still honors the amazing, independent lives our parents lead. After all, a familiar face, a good laugh, a stimulating conversation, a shared interest – these are the moments that make life worth living.

What Mon Ami companions offer

Hiller Aviation Museum

Share life stories – “Mon Ami is helping dad preserve his time in the army. We got to relive how he met mom.”

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

Cook a treasured recipe  – “Jamie helped my mom bake her famous pumpkin pie for family dinner; we hadn’t had it in years!”

Transportation to the doctor

Get to the store – “Desiree helped my mom decide the best new videogame to get for my son’s birthday and helped her wrap it!”

Technology help

Learn a new hobby – “When they fly paper airplanes, dad’s thinking about windspeed and draft and angles. His brain is alive again!”

Sawyer Camp Trail

Master technology – “Jonathan introduced Dad to Instagram so he could see what the grandkids are up to. Now he prides himself on telling me things about their lives before they do.”

Organizing help

And more! – “Just having Kyle around makes all the difference. She’s like a new person.”

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What makes Mon Ami different

SCREENED, VETTED, APPROVED

The safety and trust of our families is everything. That’s why every Mon Ami companion undergoes a rigorous application process, interview, and criminal background check.

MATCHES MADE WITH CARE

It’s no accident why people love Mon Ami visits. We get to know our seniors and students, then make a match based on interests, personalities, background, and schedule.

FEEL LIKE YOU WERE THERE

After every Mon Ami visit, you get a photo and thoughtful recap of the day, so you can stay informed and take part in the joy.

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Our Companions

With companions from Stanford, UC Berkeley, USF, and more, Mon Ami offers boundless energy in conversation. Students complete a rigorous application, screening, and background check.

Lauren

Lauren is a Stanford student and interested in becoming a Physician Assistant. She loves working with people and learning from others from different backgrounds. She played water polo in college and enjoys playing and watching sports (especially Stanford!).

Lauren, Stanford University
Gabby

Gabby is studying biology, public service and community engagement at University of San Francisco and interested in going to medical school one day. One of her favorite childhood activities was cooking Filipino dishes with her grandma, like banana lumpia!

Gabby, University of San Francisco
Stanley

Stanley is a theatre student at University of San Francisco who has a beautiful way of expressing himself. Raised by his grandmother, Stanley loves being around older people and is kind, patient, and thoughtful in every interaction.

Stanley, University of San Francisco
Nissma

Nissma is studying Business and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. She enjoys meeting new people and spending quality time with them, and she loves to read, paint and journal. Fun facts: her favorite food is chocolate and she adores cats!

Nissma, UC Berkeley
Alexa

Alexa is majoring in Human Biology at Stanford. She was raised by her grandmother and became interested in Mon Ami because she loves making people smile. She’s an avid succulent collector, oldies music enthusiast, and an aspiring artist!

Alexa, Stanford University
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