Caring Calls for Isolated Seniors
Caring Calls for Isolated Seniors
Help seniors maintain social connections while in isolation during COVID-19.
Once per week for 4 weeks
Nonprofit organization
Online
Online
Participants: 1 to 30

What you’ll do

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.
     

How you’ll make an impact

Seniors
Diversity & Inclusion
Noun world
This experience helps fight the effects of social isolation on New York seniors.
This nonprofit alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.

What else you should know

    • Volunteers must be able to commit to making 1-2 calls/week for 4 weeks.
    • Match assignment, call guidelines,  and additional information will be provided following completion of a short orientation and submission of two references.
       

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