*Please note that due to Covid-19, PAL Canada is currently only accepting volunteer applications for our Phone Companions service. Thank you
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Service Start Dates
Greater Toronto Area: December 15, 2020
All other locations: Not before January, 2021
In an effort to increase the well-being of elder adults, “Check in and Chat” aims to provide virtual phone/video companionship along with safe personal assistance to isolated senior artists and others during Covid-19 and beyond on a volunteer basis. The goal of “Check in and Chat” is to help elders continue to live meaningful and independent lives, while assisting them through the following volunteer services:
• Provide phone/virtual companionship and a friendly sympathetic ear by checking in with elder artists, especially those who may be on their own and feeling isolated and vulnerable.
• Provide assistance in accessing community resources, health care providers, rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping and running various necessary errands.
• Bridge the gap left by family and government personal support workers by providing important and necessary outreach on a volunteer basis.
• Provide assistance to the elderly and infirm enhancing their overall well-being through social interactions that reduce isolation while helping them gain dignity, increased well-being, and a stronger sense of community.
Sign up for a "Check In And Chat" call!
If you, a family member or a dear friend would like to receive a weekly call through PAL Canada's Check in and Chat program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-440-4PAL and leave us your Name, Contact Number and an Email Address if available.
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