Friendly Visitor and Telecare Programs

These volunteer-staffed programs provide weekly visits or daily telephone calls to homebound senior adults who would like regular contact to decrease isolation and improve safety.

To be eligible, the individual must:

  • be a Wake County resident
  • be over the age of 60
  • experience significant isolation due to living alone or with family members who are away all day

Our ability to offer these vital services depends on the generosity of volunteers who donate their time and energy. Friendly Visitor volunteers agree to visit a senior once a week for approximately an hour. Telecare volunteers agree to make brief, scheduled phone calls on a daily basis.

We partner with the Center for Volunteer Caregiving to offer this service. For more information about either becoming a Friendly Visitor or Telecare volunteer, or receiving visits or phone calls, please call the Center at 919-460-0567 or email us.