For over 22 years, Eskaton Telephone Reassurance volunteers have been reaching out with a friendly and caring phone call to check in on homebound and isolated seniors. Our volunteers are the heart of this program; and last year they made over 70,000 phone calls to over 700 participants. Here’s what people are saying about this special service:
“Your calls, even if you just say hello, help me. I don’t have many people in my life, but I have you.” - Wanda
“I am so grateful that someone is calling me every day and checking on me. It lifts my spirits to know someone cares.” - Ben
“Telephone Reassurance is a lifesaver for me. I was very lonely, thank you so much!” - Juanita
To date, volunteers have made over 1.6 million phone calls. Eskaton has dozens of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from students to retirees. Come help us make a difference in the lives of older adults. Learn more.
Although one in three people over the age 65 fall each year, falling is NOT a normal part of aging. By paying close attention to your diet and the medication you take, as well as staying active and keeping your home clear of trip hazards, you have the ability to reduce your fall risk. The first step is to understand your risk of falling and what steps you can take to avoid an injury. Please take a moment to download the Balance magazine and complete the self-assessment worksheets on pages 5, 9 and 21. Click here to get your free copy.
Changes in muscle strength and balance can occur with age, but exercise can nearly reverse these age-related changes*, leading to a healthier and longer life. Click here to watch this short video and read the list of simple exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine.*Fall Proof, 2015