Monday, May 7, 2012

York-Poquoson Triad announces new Senior Call Program


The York-Poquoson Triad is initiating a new Senior Call Program, utilizing trained volunteers to place well-check calls to seniors age 55 and over.
The program is intended for seniors who may live alone, have little or no contact with others on a daily basis, or may have a medical condition that makes them vulnerable. 
Calls are made Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. If the call recipient does not answer the phone, volunteers are trained to take necessary steps, which may include contacting a list of emergency contacts or dispatching emergency personnel. Program participants must be a Poquoson or York County resident and complete an application.
Participants may be referred by family, friends, social workers, discharge planners, clergy, and other organizations serving the needs of the elderly. Target participants include those who may not have friends or family, who may not be able to get out of the house easily, or those who could benefit from knowing that someone in the community cares about their well-being.
In addition to program participants, volunteers are needed to place calls. For more information or to obtain an application call the York County Division of Special Programs at 890-3883 or visit and click on Special Programs.

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