Staying Connected to Stay Active
On of the top priority needs of seniors across the country is to have a sense of community, have social interaction and companionship. We have assembled a few great starters to keep connected.
The Friendship Line
This is a National 24-hour toll-free crisis line and support for lonely, isolated, depressed, frail and/or suicidal seniors. It is run by the Institute on Aging.
Senior Corps is a United States government agency under the authority of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Its 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
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.