Villanova ReachOut Program Offers Connections for Senior Citizens

Villanova ReachOut

Villanova University providing ReachOut – a program for seniors to reduce isolation called through connections with student volunteers.

The main goal is to help decrease the feeling of social isolation among seniors. Volunteers, mainly nursing majors, contact an 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. Currently ReachOut receives referrals from self-referrals, primary care practices, insurance companies, and senior centers.

Referrals can be made either by emailing, calling 610-519-5969 or using the ReachOut Older Adult Partner Referral Form

Visit the ReachOut website for additional information.