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.
Carol and Harry Marder are our April Volunteers of the Month. The Marder Team do it all...together. They help with Reassurance calls twice a week from separate rooms in their home. They learned about CONTACT Cape-Atlantic from a local newspaper ad. Carol is a retired nurse practitioner and Harry is a retired real estate appraiser. They have been married for 51 years, have three children and six grandchildren. Their togetherness includes volunteering to provide our calls. They like speaking to so many interesting people, and they know how much our clients appreciate their calls.
Thanks Carol and Harry for your dedication and all that you do. Congratulations!
You can read more about the Marder Team in our April Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab.