It can be hard if you are living alone and are somewhat isolated during these COVID times. If you are feeling isolated and alone, there is a program that may be able to help. Villanova University is offering a program called ReachOut.
ReachOut provides friendly calls by a student volunteer to an older adult. Students contact their older adult partner approximately once weekly for 20-30 minutes to engage in social discussion (no medical advice is provided). Calls continue weekly or at a mutually agreed upon frequency between the older adult and student. The frequency and length of the calls is entirely up to the older adult partner and can be discontinued at any time.
Villanova ReachOut has received excellent feedback from both their older adult partners and their volunteers regarding this program.
If you are an older adult who would like to be part of the ReachOut Program, please complete the Older Adult Partner Form.
Please visit the ReachOut website for additional information.