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Changemaker Spotlight: Community Connection Callers

This week we are highlighting our amazing Community Connection Callers. We want to highlight how these calls are impacting both our volunteers and seniors. Read below to see in their own words how this program is making a difference for our community.

“I think the Connection Caller is vital—for the seniors and for the volunteers. I think it is important for everybody to check in with people whose experiences are different from their own to remember the larger concerns that we, as a society, are dealing with. It’s also a tremendous way to find common ground with someone new. I have found the experience to be invaluable. I look forward to my calls every week. I get to enjoy my time with a person outside of my usual bubble and catch up, laugh, empathize.”

-Community Connection Caller

“It has been wonderful having calls from my connection caller. It has made such a difference in how I feel. Because in the beginning I felt so isolated and cut off from family and friends and the wider community. These calls have given me a connection to the outside world. They have helped me to normalized my feelings about this difficult time.”

-Senior Center Member