CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides a FREE "check-in" phone call to the elderly and disabled who are living alone. This call allows them to remain independent in their own home, a goal so many of us share. If a phone call is not answered at the scheduled time, there are procedures each volunteer follows. These procedures have allowed CONTACT Cape-Atlantic to help many people in need.
CONTACT Cape-Atlantic was started to keep in touch with elderly and disabled living alone and to let them know someone cares about them. Now this successful program has grown to help anyone, regardless of age, have contact with another friendly person. Our volunteers help over 200 adults each day stay in their homes independently.
Reassurance Program is funded by The Older Americans Act through Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.
Minnie Callender is our October volunteer of the Month. Minnie helps with calls every Friday afternoon. She tells us, "This is such a great program. It's a blessing to speak with the people. They are encouraging me as much as I am encouraging them. It's important for me to know that this is helping them."
Minnie is a chairwoman of a committee for the Middle Township Senior Center, which provides daily activities for residents ranging from movies to pool, knitting to computer classes. She has six grandchildren and eight great-granddchildren. She also teaches a weekly Bible classs.
Congratulations to Minnie our October Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Minnie under the Special Events tab on this website. Our October Newsletter can be found there.