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Eskaton is calling on seniors to sign up for its Telephone Reassurance program, where volunteers reach out to let them know they are not alone.
For more than two decades, Eskaton, a nonprofit organization serving seniors for 50 years, has reached out to home bound and isolated seniors via its Telephone Reassurance program. The program consists of volunteers who contact seniors to check up on them and provide an opportunity to socialize.
Sacramento, CA (June 2017) -- Stephen Bender, of the Warren G. Bender Co., named 2017 CEO of the Year by Eskaton Foundation.
Carl receives a phone call twice a week from a friendly volunteer at Eskaton’s Telephone Reassurance Program. Alone in his apartment and in poor health, Carl enjoys the phone calls. On some days, it is his only conversation with a human being.
It is a small miracle that Edward is alive. At age 85, he suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes and high blood pressure. Nevertheless, Edward has a positive attitude. He appears remarkably healthy when he is not dragging around the oxygen tank.
Vera, living with dementia, replies, “The melody. I love to sing and listen. I used to sing in Europe while I worked. It’s a good feeling. Makes life happier and reminisce precious moments.”
Jose Montano joins in on few activities at Eskaton Village Grass Valley. However, when staff told him that a little girl who does not speak English needed a buddy, he enthusiastically participated. They quickly became friends!
The sound of her mother’s voice singing The Way of the Cross Leads Home filled Elsie’s ears one night as she lay in bed at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks.