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.
Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member Carolyn Peterson is our January Volunteer of the Month. She is also the chairperson of this year's Spring Sensation, which is our largest fundraiser each year. She has rallied an active committee of dedicated volunteers, and they have been planning for months. Our 26th Annual Spring Sensation sponsored by Mark Arbeit and Co., is set for Friday, March 31, 2017, at Greate Bay Country Club. "It's a great evening for a wonderful cause," Carolyn says. "CONTACT is a great agency, so helpful to people who want to remain in their homes. The daily phone calls are so important to someone who has not had the opportunity to speak to someone all day."
Carolyn is the Community Liaison at the Linwood-based Right at Home, which places home health aides with the elderly and disabled. Outside of her career and volunteering, Carolyn's passion is her 13 year old son Charlie.
Thanks Carolyn for your dedication to promoting the services of CONTACT Cape-Atlantic, and for your leadership of our Spring Sensation committee. Congratulations!
You can read more about Carolyn in our January Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab.