Our volunteers offer “sunshine calls” to isolated older persons to ensure continued well-being of the individual and social contact.
Participants receive phone calls over four weeks from volunteers trained in empathy and communication.
These calls are a source of connection for both the older adults and the volunteers.
The volunteers work with each participant to better understand the individual needs and customize the number of calls per week, typically between 2 and 4. During these calls, volunteers let the client guide the conversation with topics, like gardening or new recipes, that they want to talk about. After four weeks, participants are given the option to continue receiving one check-in call per week.