Senior Care Calls
CAC Office on Aging has launched a new program in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Senior Care Calls uses volunteers to make weekly check-in calls to seniors who are homebound, isolated, and lonely.
Although social distancing is an effective way to minimize the risk COVID-19 presents to seniors, the feelings of loneliness and depression can rise. In 2018, United Way of Greater Knoxville reported that there are roughly 23,000 seniors in Knox County living in isolation. That’s 1 in 4 of the senior population. Our weekly check-in calls can help reduce the number of isolated seniors in Knox County.
If you know a senior neighbor, friend, family member, or client who could benefit from a weekly call, please fill out the registration form and we will be in touch with them shortly.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer caller, please check out our current opportunities with the Office on Aging.
Email Deisha.Finley@knoxseniors.org for more information.