CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides a FREE "check-in" phone call to the elderly and disabled who are living alone. This call allows them to remain independent in their own home, a goal so many of us share. If a phone call is not answered at the scheduled time, there are procedures each volunteer follows. These procedures have allowed CONTACT Cape-Atlantic to help many people in need.
CONTACT Cape-Atlantic was started to keep in touch with elderly and disabled living alone and to let them know someone cares about them. Now this successful program has grown to help anyone, regardless of age, have contact with another friendly person. Our volunteers help over 200 adults each day stay in their homes independently.
Reassurance Program is funded by The Older Americans Act through Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.
Spring Sensation Committee Member
Ann Bonchi is our March Volunteer of the Month. She helps with our ever-popular Spring Sensation, which is sponsored by Mark Arbeit and Co. This year's event is set for April 5th at The Carriage House in Galloway, NJ. This is Ann's third year on the committee and her philosophy on asking for donations is simple. "Whether you go into a restaurant or a salon and you suggest people give a donation, sometimes it is just about making the ask. If you bring the subject up, they often will say yes. The worst they can do is say no."
Ann likes CONTACT Cape-Atlantic's mission to provide telephone reassurance and community support for the elderly and disabled. She says, "It's a great thing for volunteers to make sure the clients are okay." She also likes that we have so many volunteers. We are proud to have Ann as one of our special event volunteers. She is a tremendous help in making our Spring Sensation a huge success. The proceeds from this event help continue our free daily telephone Reassurance calls.
Congratulations to Ann, our March Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Ann under the Special Events tab on this website. That's where you will find our March Newsletter beginning March 1st.