PAINESVILLE, Ohio, February 24, 2023 – The Board of Lake County Commissioners is excited to announce the launch of the Phone Pal program, which is designed to promote social connection and address senior loneliness, thereby increasing the ability to age in place and remain independent.
The Phone Pal program is a telephone reassurance program that matches volunteers with older adults that might be lonely or isolated, and looking for a pal to chat with twice a week. The program is made possible by an AmeriCorps Seniors grant obtained by the Board of Commissioners with matching funds from the Senior Services Levy.
“We are thrilled to offer this program to Lake County seniors,” said Commissioner John R. Hamercheck, President of the Board of Lake County Commissioners. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this growing public health crisis and we hope this program will help alleviate some of the residual effects.” Please click here to read the entire press release.