Youth x Senior Buddies, an organization launched by four Northern California high school and college students, partnered with The Parkview in Pleasanton and Sunny View in Cupertino to host regular Zoom calls between volunteer students and senior citizens for cross-generational social interactions. Youth x Senior Buddies started this past spring, as nursing homes began closing down and shutting out visitors to ward off the virus. "I appreciate you taking the time to see the life that we have here," said Gennie Waters, one of the Sunny View residents on a Youth x call. The organization's founders wanted to start an initiative to give back to their community. They are hoping to grow their network of volunteers and eventually partner with care centers across the country.

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