Senior Care Calls
CAC Office on Aging has launched a new program in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Senior Care Calls will utilize 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 could 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. Do you know a senior that has isolated themselves during the COVID-19 social distancing protocol?
If you know a senior neighbor, friend, or family member who could benefit from a weekly check-in call, please complete this quick form. You can also e-mail Deisha Finley at email@example.com for more information or call the Office on Aging at 865-524-2786.