Irish Senior Connect underway May 14, 2012 ^
Irish Senior Connect News…from Susan Doody, Coordinator
This week we’re talking with seniors in the Boston area Irish community about our listening line and what makes it unique. Most help lines offer support, information and resource referrals. The listening line provides these things, but is a specialized listening service for seniors, especially helpful to those who may spend a good deal of time alone.
The listening line call is an opportunity to talk with another person in a safe and confidential environment, and focus on what the senior thinks is important and helpful to discuss. It is a conversation between a senior caller and a trained volunteer who actively listens in a caring and understanding way.
The senior caller receives positive affirmation and acceptance of their feelings and thoughts. A caller might ring to say how their day is going, how they are feeling, to talk about an event that was upsetting, or was a good experience. It might be about decisions to be made or about a memory from the past or a plan for the future. How about those Red Sox? There are a lot of subjects to discuss on the listening line!
The service is an opportunity for daily conversation, with a caring person who will always be willing and able to listen to what a senior caller has to say. If there is a request for additional services, we will provide an appropriate service referral from our list of area resources.
Please call the listening line, and say hello to one of our friendly volunteers today. Isn’t this a good time for you to make the listening line connection?
For further information, or to say hello, please call the Irish Senior Connect Listening Line at: 855-249-5146 or Email: email@example.com
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