This organization serves as a vital lifeline to thousands of older adults in New York City and Westchester. In response to COVID-19, they have created a new Caring Calls program to continue their critical work to build social connections between the generations during this global health crisis – a time when face-to-face contact is, unfortunately, no longer a safe option. As you are aware, social isolation can have devastating consequences on one’s health; now more than ever, building community bonds and interacting with others by phone can make a real difference in all our lives. This is an opportunity to let seniors know that you care.
How it works:
- To ensure the success of these calls for you and the senior, volunteers will be asked to participate in a short online orientation session and provide two brief electronic references.
- The organization will match you with a senior.
- Call your matched senior once or twice per week for four weeks.
- Phone calls can occur at the volunteer’s convenience between 10:30 am and 7:30 pm.