As we continue social distancing for public safety, this has created added challenges for older adults to access the programs and connections they want and need. Stay Connected is here to help.
The Stay Connected Program is a remote connectivity program for local seniors designed to be an ongoing person-to-person engagement over the phone. This engagement is mainly through providing a friendly, social call and sharing community resources. The program strives to connect you with a senior who may share similar interests as you in order to provide a lasting connection. We welcome you to be a part of a program that engages older adults in our community and makes a lasting connection in their lives and yours!
Check out the connection resources we can provide below.
Get Matched with a Friendly Peer
We can match you with a friendly peer for ongoing calls to help you stay connected with the resources you want and need. You get to choose when and how often you want to connect. As you build a relationship with your volunteer caller, they can help you navigate the resources that might be most helpful to you including grocery support, learning new technology from home, or making new connections while stuck at home. Our knowledgeable volunteers are here to provide patience and a friendly voice to help you manage the challenges so many are facing this year.
Give Us a Call @ 831-427-5070 ext 115 | Email Us
Volunteer For This Project
If you have an interest in assisting your neighbors, seniors and families in our community we need you! Volunteers 18 years and up are needed to connect with community members over the phone to coach them through available resources. We will match you with a senior in need of support and consistent follow-up. Training and tools are provided. We are especially in need of bilingual (English / Spanish) volunteers.
Falls Prevention Support
Connect with our Falls Prevention Program to learn more about how you can decrease your risk of falls and related injuries, We can help you set realistic goals to safely increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and connect you with classes or online talks and resources.
Get Grocery Shopper Help
If you're a low-income senior who's 60 or older, or an adult 55+ with a medical condition that makes you vulnerable to COVID-19, we can connect you with a volunteer grocery shopper. Call our Grocery Shopper Program Hotline to learn more and a staff member or dedicated volunteer will reach out to you as soon as possible. If we are not able to serve you with our program, we will refer you to another local service
Call the Grocery Hotline: 831-427-3435
Tech Support- Gain New Skills
Would you like to better understand how to use social media and your personal electronic devices? Do you have unanswered technology questions as you try to connect online with friends and family or try to make more purchases online? Our team is ready to provide you with free support over the phone or via a video call.
Prepare for an Emergency
As we know too well from recent experience, disasters can happen at anytime and we want to ensure you are prepared. We have developed informative, simple, and easy to use disaster preparedness planning materials to help you, your family or your household think through your particular needs and develop your plans in as little as 30 minutes