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Get Connected! A Guide to Becoming Engaged in the Community
Feeling a sense of connection and belonging is important for all of us and can positively impact our health. The Get Connected Guide provides resources and strategies to help you get connected, whether you feel lonely, want to build connections to prevent loneliness, or are trying to help someone you know become more socially connected.
COVID-19 Edition: Ways to Engage
The Ways to Engage resource has ideas for recreation, lifelong learning, social, and volunteering opportunities from your home. Click here to download the COVID-19 Edition: Ways to Engage resource flyer.
Live Well @ Home
Live Well @ Home is a free resource to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home. Resources and activities are organized by age group and topic.
Friendship Line California
Friendship Line California is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency, emotional support calls for older adults and adults living with disabilities. Callers can connect with specialists who provide emotional support, grief support, information, and referrals. If you or someone you know would benefit from a friendly conversation, call 1 (888) 670-1360. The previously established toll-free line 1 (800) 971-0016 is also taking inbound calls and offering outreach to eligible callers.
AgeWell Services Social Call List
(619) 236-6910 | (619) 236-6905 – Español
Have someone check in with you and say “hello” Monday – Friday, between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. This service is available in English and Spanish and is not an emergency, health, or medical service. Staff can share vetted community resources, if desired. To add yourself or a loved one to the AgeWell Services Social Call List, call using the numbers or email above. Click here to learn more about AgeWell Services.
Serving Seniors Connections Program
Check in, listen, and chat with a Serving Seniors volunteer. These friendly calls are available 3 times a week for older adults throughout the San Diego region. This program serves those who speak English, Spanish, or Chinese (Mandarin). To sign up to receive calls, please call (619) 246-4461. For assistance in Spanish, call (619) 487-0617 and for assistance in Chinese (Mandarin), call (619) 487-0745. Download the flyer to learn more.
Well Connected/Well Connected Español
Well Connected is a phone and online program offering activities, education, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support. Well Connected participants can play a game, learn a language, write a poem, go on a virtual tour, meditate, share a gratitude, and engage with others every day across the country. All groups are accessible by phone or on online. The service is free of charge to all participants and available to adults over the age of 60. Click here to learn more and get involved.
Lifetime Connections Without Walls
(888) 500-6472 | E-mail: email@example.com
This telephone activities program provides opportunities for older adults to connect with others in their community and across the country. The program offers social and educational sessions, friendly conversation, and support groups over the phone (no need for a computer). Click here to learn more about the program and how to register.
University Without Walls
(877) 819-9147 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together participants explore art and culture, discuss current events, share memories, practice new skills, and get important information from the comfort of their home. Support groups are also available, where participants can connect with peers facing similar life situations. A selection of classes are offered in other languages. Click here to learn more about the program and enroll.
Selfhelp Virtual Senior Center (VSC)
www.vscm.selfhelp.net/ | (718) 559-4460
VSC is a virtual community where older adults can securely connect with other adults, take a variety of recreational and educational classes, and enjoy social games. Learn more about the virtual senior center and how you can join.
Video calls are a great way for people of all ages to stay connected and avoid loneliness. Watch quick tutorials and learn tips on how to use video call applications, such as Zoom, and overcome some of the technological difficulties.
Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client
How to Join a Zoom Meeting
Joining & Configuring Audio & Video for Zoom