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AREAWIDE COUNCIL ON AGING OF BROWARD COUNTY INC

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ConnectingWithU is a free, telephone reassurance service that provides emotional support for Seniors in Broward County. ConnectingWithU offers an individualized, emotionally safe space for Seniors to express their feelings and concerns while staying interconnected to others from the comfort of their own home.

ConnectingWithU calls can prevent Seniors from feeling isolated, becoming depressed, requiring medical services, or potentially institutional placement as a result of being disconnected from human interaction and emotional instability.

ConnectingWithU provides daily or weekly calls to Seniors to ensure their emotional and physical wellbeing. The calls offer peace of mind for Seniors who are lacking human interaction and socialization.

If ConnectingWithU is unsuccessful in connecting with the Senior after multiple phone attempts, the designated emergency contact(s) will be contacted and asked to check on the Senior's wellbeing.

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About AREAWIDE COUNCIL ON AGING OF BROWARD COUNTY INC

Location:

5300 Hiatus Road, Sunrise, FL 33351, US

Mission Statement

The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates programs, funds services, and is the prime advocate for Broward County residents 60 years of age or older.

Description

The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County exists to improve the quality of life for all seniors living in Broward County. We do this by collaborating with other organizations and providing exceptional, compassionate leadership in a broad array of programs dedicated to allowing those we serve to continue to live life to their fullest potential.
The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAA) plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs; funds services; and is the prime advocate for residents of Broward County, Florida, 60 years of age or older. The AAA also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center which is your one-stop source of information regarding services in Broward County, Florida, for seniors, persons with disabilities, ages 18 and over, their families, and caregivers.

People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Call log case loads vary from volunteer-to-volunteer. Clients only need to be called once a week, though there are some exceptions. If seeking hours as a service project for school, etc., we offer 2.5 hours a week for 10 calls.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Portuguese is a plus but not mandatory!

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