The North Shore Public Health Collaborative, in conjunction with the Town of Danvers Health Department, is offering a new outreach support service for aging adults in the Danvers community. The WeCare program is a four-week telephone outreach and support program for aging adults, centered on providing meaningful connections and conversations through daily phone calls. Our goal is to bring a friendly, respectful, and empathetic phone call to our participant’s day, to ease feelings of loneliness, isolation, and separation.
The WeCare program was designed and developed as the Covid-19 public health emergency began to expire nationwide. The pandemic caused significant gaps in the connection between aging adults and their families, friends, and community. Even friendly conversations with strangers became limited for so many of us, as we remained closer to home to stay healthy. It is our goal at WeCare to bridge those gaps and make daily supportive connection a reality again for aging adults.
How does it work? After a brief introductory call from the WeCare program manager, the participant will be paired with one of our trained Community Health Workers. The initial introductory call will allow our team, and the Public Health Departments that support us, to understand more about the individual participant, their specific circumstances, and potential needs.
The WeCare program is available to aging adults in the Town of Danvers and surrounding communities who are interested in a regular call and outreach support from our team. Please contact the Danvers Senior Center (978-762-0208) to begin the process of joining our program!
Additionally, the North Shore Public Health Collaborative has launched the WeCare Resource Guide.