Elder outreach programs offer security and well-being
2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast's program would not be possible without committed volunteers like Marcia Resnick.
For vulnerable seniors living alone, daily welfare calls may save lives in critical situations -- and, even more often, provide important social support.
Through two grants, The Jim Moran Foundation helps fund the Sunshine Telephone Reassurance Program at 2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast and the Senior Touchline Program at 2-1-1 Broward. Both organizations are improving the quality of life for hundreds of isolated, elderly residents with free "check-in" calls by caring volunteers and staff at designated times each day. Referral services and assistance are also offered whenever needed.