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.
Kamini Surti is our December Volunteer of the Month. She helps with a full-shift of calls the first Wednesday of each month. Kamini is a casino slot manager at the Borgata. She tells us, "Borgata has an area that focuses on volunteer programs and when they showed me CONTACT, I really liked it. When you call people, especially the older people, you realize how much they love to hear another person's voice. Many just want to chat. They often tell you what a blessing it is to hear from you."
Kamini is from India and she also cares for her paralyzed mother at home. She enjoys cooking and shopping, referring to herself as a shop-a-holic.
Congratulations to Kamini, our December Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Kamini under the Special Events tab on this website. Our December Newsletter can also be found there.