Seniors Telephone Buddy Program

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Date Posted April 29, 2022
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name Saskatoon Council on Aging
Contact Name Virginia Dakiniewich
Mailing Address 2020 College Drive
City Saskatoon
Postal Code S7N 2W4
Phone Number 306-652-2255
Fax Number 306-652-7525
Email Address
Web Site
Position Title Seniors Telephone Buddy Program
Job Description

The Saskatoon Council On Aging Telephone Buddy Program pairs volunteers with an older adult who is feeling isolated or lonely, who may have limited social and family connections, or feels they could benefit from more social interaction. Pre-schedule phone calls are tailored to meet the needs of the older adults to promote mental wellness. The Telephone Buddy program is free and is available to any adult who feels they could benefit from more social interaction.
Volunteers are expected to call their buddy weekly for a 15-30 minutes friendly conversation.

For more information how to become a volunteer for the Telephone Buddy Program, please contact the SCOA office 306.652.2255 or email the SCOA program coordinator at:

Skills Required - Understanding - Patience - Friendliness - Good Listener
Benefits to Volunteer Increases the mental health and well-being over older adults who are feeling lonely and isolated, therefore contributing to a healthy community.
Days/Times Flexible
Suitable For Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
Work With Seniors
People with physical challenges
Position Duration Ongoing (more than 3 months)
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Phone

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