A Telephone Reassurance Program
Our fast-paced, ever-changing world can bring along its share of challenges and opportunities. Being separated from family, experiencing the loss of loved ones, and changing health status can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
There are people who care, and ways to stay connected. The TeleBridges program provides friendly, concerned, volunteers who will stay in touch with seniors two to five times per week. Each phone call provides reassurance- offering a listening ear and an encouraging word.
To become a TeleBridges Volunteer:
•Complete the application
•Attend the orientation and training
•Become matched with a senior/caregiver
•Make calls to your assigned senior two to
five times per week
•Annual training provided
To Receive Telephone Reassurance:
•Call Senior Connections
•Register and get screened
•Become matched with a volunteer
Ongoing contact and oversight will be provided by Senior Connections, CAAA to both Volunteers and Seniors.
For more information on how you can sign up to volunteer, or if you are a senior and want to see if the TeleBridges program would work for you, please contact:
Shana S. Beverly, CVA (804) 343-3024,
The Capital Area Agency on Aging,
24 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219