Nearly 1,000 volunteers and seniors have been paired to date for Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19.
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Volunteers are matched with DOROT elders for phone visits once a week over an eight-week period. The calls take the place of in-home visits that were suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a significant and meaningful opportunity for intergenerational connection and friendship.
“What I enjoy about A. is her confidence and her focus. She brought so much hope. I have learned how to laugh at things. I have also learned that despite being an elder, I could learn things and new ideas. There were times when I received calls and was under the weather, and after the calls I felt renewed.” - DOROT Senior Celestina
If you are an older adult who would like to receive calls from volunteers, please call DOROT at 212-769-2850 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer for this program, please register here.
If you are an agency or a community looking to offer this opportunity to your constituents, email email@example.com.