People are connecting without leaving their homes.
TelePals provides ongoing telephone reassurance to lonely seniors. TelePal volunteers offer social connection checks to help elders preserve mental/physical health & age in place during COVID-19 & beyond.
Plus … TelePal volunteers benefit from helping others.
We serve Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco elders at no charge to them. Regular calls tell lonely clients: “You have a friend who cares.” Volunteers ask considerate questions, communicate cheerfully about interests, check on client’s well-being, refer concerns to expert resources. All volunteers are screened & receive online trainings on Client confidentiality, Call logs, Do’s and Don’ts, COVID-19 Updates, Community Resources, Recognizing Health Problems, Elder Abuse.