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.
Gatekeeper Program funded in part by Ocean City Home bank Charitable Fund.
Cecelia Sharif is our October Volunteer of the Month. She is retired after 28 years working security for the Trump organization in Atlantic City. Cecelia began her volunteer role here by filling in for some cancelled shifts, but now she has regular monthly shifts in our phone room. She is usually helping at least three times in a month. She travels by bus from Atlantic City to our Margate phone center.
Cecelia has a unique way of closing her phone conversations with our CONTACT Cape-Atlantic clients. "When they say Thank You, I say, no, Thank YOU, because you have no idea how much I enjoy calling you." She loves connecting with our Reassurance clients. Cecelia is always pleasant and so friendly on the phone.
Cecelia enjoys the company of her two sons and one grandson.
Thanks Cecelia for all that you do. Congratulations on being our October Volunteer of the Month.
You can read more about Cecelia in our October Newsletter, which can be found under the Special Events tab.