Loneliness and social isolation can put anyone at risk for depression or physical health issues, but older adults are especially vulnerable. As their children leave the nest, they retire from jobs and/or they give up driving, older adults might find themselves home alone – and bored.
Friendly Visitor and TeleCare help to combat this by providing regular social engagement through daily phone calls and monthly visits.
One of our volunteers, Todd Hill, started volunteering in TeleCare in July 2014 and joined Friendly Visitor in March 2016. Here is a little about Todd and his experience in the programs. Read more.