Sometimes, a friendly voice can make all the difference in the world. Many seniors live alone and can go days without talking to another person. This isolation can make you feel pretty lonely and depressed. Everybody needs the connections of a human voice, and these phone calls turn into friendships; something people look forward to.
Meet Karen, a Neighbor Network volunteer who comes in every week, to make calls to her new friends.
"I sure like it when Karen calls me. We visit about what's going on, and she always remembers to ask how my cat is doing," says Martha, an 86-year-old woman who lost her husband last year. "It gets so lonely and quiet here all by myself, and I am thankful for Karen.
If you are looking for ways to make a difference, consider volunteering! You may contact Aging Resources at 303-814-4300 for more information or visit www.AgingResourcesDougCo.org
Blogs are written by ARDC staff members