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.
Debbie Clark is our November Volunteer of the Month. Debbie helps with calls on a backup basis. This means she is always willing to help fill a cancelled shift. She says, "So many people are happy to have someone call them." She enjoys speaking with our clients and is happy to be giving back. Debbie also helps each month with our calls to the medical alert button clients.
Debbie is retired and has worked for a phone company, owned a deli and worked in a bank. She learned about our agency while working in the bank. She enjoys reading, sports and traveling. Her recent trips include Scotland, Ireland and Chicago. She also walks the boardwalk in Ocean City.
Congratulations to Debbie our November Volunteer of the Month. Thanks for all that you do. You can read more about Debbie under the Special Events tab on this website. Our November Newsletter can be found there.