York County Senior Call Program

Posted at 1:51 PM, Aug 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-16 13:51:54-04

York County 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.

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 (see bottom of page).

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. Applications may be found at the bottom of this page.