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.
Gatekeeper Program funded in part by Ocean City Home bank Charitable Fund.
For the month of September we would like to feature Reassurance Volunteer, John Kemenosh. John brings a new level of volunteering to CONTACT - he travels from Ocean City or Sea Isle City to our Margate office with his oxygen tank to do the calls. John has always been busy whether it was serving in the Navy, running an appliance store in Ocean City, working as an engineer in the casino industry, serving as an Ocean City councilman or raising his 7 children. He is now retired with 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. John enjoys making CONTACT calls to let our clients know they are not alone and give them some motivation. John will be 90 years young in October. We wish John an early Happy Birthday!