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.
Tina Smith is our April Volunteer of the Month. She is a retired nurse. She retired in December and one month later became a CONTACT Cape-Atlantic Reassurance volunteer. She does a regular shift one day each week. She jumped right in.
Tina has found that volunteering here is "a source of enjoyment to me. I almost want to go out and meet the client in person, they are so nice. They are really apppreciative of the call and they are waiting for it. They anticipate it."
"For some people, this is the only time they will speak to someone for the entire day, and you can see this means a lot," she says. "I am very happy to do this.
Tina enjoys her new life with husband Dennis, a retired electrician. The couple have two grown children and a Springer Spaniel.
Congratulations to Tina our April Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Tina under the Special Events tab on this website. That's where you will find our April Newsline.