Telephone Reassurance is designed to enhance aging in place, reduce social isolation & promote healthy futures.
Volunteers will call home-bound seniors 2 or 3 times a week. Phone calls will be made to check on their well-being, give reminders for anything needed and report any concerns the volunteer may have to DCEA RSVP staff. This is designed to enhance aging in place, reduce social isolation and promote healthy futures.
The volunteer will receive 2 types of supplemental liability insurance. The volunteer will also be asked to sign a release for the following background checks: Nat’l Sex Offender Registry, TN Abuse Registry, TN Foil Registry and TN Drug Registry.
Transporting Home-Bound Seniors
Volunteers will transport home-bound seniors to medical, dental and other health-related services, plus pick-up medication and assist with grocery shopping. The volunteer will also help the senior inside the buildings and stay with them until their appointments have been completed. The volunteer will receive mileage reimbursement and 3 types supplemental liability insurance. The volunteer will also be asked to sign a release for the following background checks: Fingerprint for FBI/TBI, Nat’l Sex Offender Registry, TN Abuse Registry, TN Foil Registry and TN Drug Registry.
Lead With Experience
Douglas-Cherokee started a new program with a grant from Senior Corps through CNCS. CNCS is the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners. They tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
They invest in thousands of nonprofit and faithbased groups that are making a difference across the country. They are AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund , and more. We serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities.