"Having a phone buddy has brightened my days. I look forward to speaking to [my volunteer phone buddy] every week. I'm so grateful that my phone buddy came into my life! " - R., senior client, age 63
Any senior is eligible whether living independently or in a facility.
Each senior is matched with his/her own trained volunteer phone buddy to maintain consistency and ongoing personal connection.
Weekly or twice-weekly calls. We listen if the senior wants to talk. We talk if the senior wants to listen.
HIPAA-compliant. All calls documented. All volunteers supervised. Full transparency for staff and families.
Our role is neutral, warm, and friendly. We don't diagnose physical or psychological issues. We don't take a stand on political or religious topics.
We're currently serving seniors with Mission Health Communities (Kansas), Otterbein SeniorLife (Ohio), Via Health Services (Iowa), CityBlock Medical Practice (New York), Avenidas (California), and seniors living at home.
References available from senior care administrators.