Listen: Sheri Piefer with Eskaton talks about the Telephone Reassurance Program.
Socializing, security and the comfort of hearing a friendly voice are all part of Eskaton’s Telephone Reassurance Program, where trained volunteers make phone calls to isolated and homebound seniors. The calls serve to keep older adults engaged with the community while providing an opportunity to socialize with someone who cares. Loneliness and isolation are leading causes of both mental and physical decline in the elderly. Eskaton, committed to serving seniors in the greater Sacramento region, recognizes the impact of loneliness and the importance of connection by offering this service free of charge.