Staying Connected to Stay Active
One of the top priority needs of seniors across the country is to have a sense of community, social interaction and companionship. When that doesn’t happen, where do seniors turn for help? We have assembled a few great starters to keep connected.
Senior’s Crisis Support
Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities.
The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides around-the-clock crisis support services including:
- Providing emotional support
- Elder abuse reporting
- Well-being checks
- Grief support through assistance and reassurance
- Active suicide intervention
- Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities
Senior Corps Community
A U.S. government agency under the authority of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Senior Corps’ stated mission is to provide aid to senior citizens in communities while promoting a sense of community.
Senior Corps programs include:
Senior Corps Foster Grandparents Program
Senior Corps RSVP Program
Senior Corps Senior Companions Program
Seniors Improving Our Environment
The Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI) builds, promotes, and utilizes the environmental ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment for present and future generations.