myTalkers – you can help Twin Cities elders without leaving home.
The loneliness and isolation that older adults can feel has been made worse because of the COVID-19 health crisis.
The Elder Friends Phone Companions program was created to match any socially isolated older adult with friendly phone companions who are background-checked and ready to share warmth and friendship during this crisis.
How you can help:
FINDING AND CONNECTING ELDERS
If you are aware of an elder that is feeling particularly lonely or isolated you can refer them to Elder Friends Phone Companions.
Please click here to find out how to connect an older adult to Elder Friends Phone Companions
VOLUNTEER PHONE COMPANIONS
Volunteer to offer friendship, comfort and reassurance over the phone.
Complete the registration and required background check (cost $18) by clicking here.