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
Online
Participants: 1 to 30
New York, New York, United States

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, Equity, & Inclusion
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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