Telecare Phone a Friend Program
Everyone deserves a nice conversation. Telecare phone a friend program matches seniors with a friendly voice that checks in and provides a warm conversation through our Telecare phone reassurance program.
As a telephone support program, Telecare provides regular calls to seniors who may be homebound, living alone, or disabled. Other older adults may have health concerns and want someone to check in on them.
Socialization is Important for Seniors
Many seniors in our community do not have any friends or relatives living in the area. The miss out on regular conversations that many of us might take for granted. Lacking frequent contact with others can lead to deeper issues such as loneliness, depression, and malnutrition.
Through Telecare, volunteers get to know seniors and can recognize their need for medical attention, transportation, food, or other services. They can also refer individuals to our wraparound services, including home-delivered meals, house cleaning, home health aides, and therapy.
If you or someone you know could use a friendly phone call from an RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteer, sign up today! You can count on a volunteer to check-in to see how you are doing at a designated time.
Refer Someone to Receive Calls
Do you know someone who could benefit from receiving friendly phone calls? Would you feel better knowing that you or a loved one has someone checking in? VANTAGE RSVP is always taking on more Telecare clients who would like to talk to a friendly volunteer.
Click the button below and fill out the form so we can learn a little bit more about you. Then, we will contact you to match you with a volunteer.
Volunteer to Call for Phone a Friend Program
Could you take some time each week to make a senior’s day? Volunteer with RSVP’s Telecare program to provide friendly phone calls and check-ins to a senior in danger of isolation. Your simple phone calls mean the world to seniors who do not get regular contact with others.
To join, you must:
- Be 55 years or older
- Want to provide companionship over the phone to a senior
- Live in Summit or Medina County
Volunteering as a Telecare caller is an easy way to make a big impact in the lives of others. Sign up by contacting Erica Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-253-4597 x166. You can also find Telecare on our list of volunteer opportunities.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.