By Diana deParadis
A new option for Members is the Social Call where the Volunteer would offer a reassuring short check-in phone call or enjoy a longer, more sociable, chat. This Social Visit via telephone, email or texting is intended for those who are not as active as they would like to be, or who might feel a bit isolated from social contacts.
An important benefit is that there is total flexibility in choosing what kind of Social Call, the days and times agreed on by both Member and Volunteer. Another benefit is that there is no travel involved and the call can take place within the comfort of home, or if texting or emailing, it can happen anywhere.
A main requirement is that the Member must provide an emergency contact phone number to the Volunteer during the initial call.
This program will officially launch before mid-April and details will be posted in the PNA Village Newsletter and on the Village webpage.