This section contains agencies that are offering friendly visiting programs for older adults to help avoid social isolation.
NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)
DFTA connects older New Yorkers who are feeling isolated with friendly volunteers to talk with over the phone. Call 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469)
DOROT’s Caring Calls
For seniors who would like to connect with others, DOROT will match you with vetted adult volunteers for weekly phone calls. To register, call DOROT at 212-769-2850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Learn more here.
Service Program for Older People (SPOP)
SPOP provides mental health care for older adults. SPOP’s intake office is operating virtually and accepting referrals for bereavement support groups and recovery-oriented services. Contact 212-787-7120, x.514.
University with Walls
Home-based, lifelong learning for older adults. To register call 877-819-9147.