Northwood Launches Get Connected
Northwood is now offering a new service to those living alone in the community. Called “Get Connected,” the free service provides regular social contact with someone who shares the client’s interests or can engage in a friendly conversation over the phone. Volunteers are matched with clients based on common interests and shared experiences. Conversations can last a few minutes or as long as 20 minutes and are made once a week. The service is offered Monday to Friday at an agreed upon time.
Get Connected replaces the Telecare program. Clients who had come to depend on the service as a wakeup call, medication reminder or a daily reassurance call have been advised of the change and offered our In Touch service which can better provide monitoring support to those requiring a higher level of service.
The program will first be offered to Northwood clients, tenants and residents before being launched in the community. If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested in the service, phone 902-421-6387 for more information.
If you would like to become a Get Connected volunteer, please contact Volunteer Engagement at 902-454-3353.