Commission on Aging & Greenwich High School Help “Socially Connect” Older Adults to Teens

The Greenwich Commission on Aging is working with Greenwich High School, under the stewardship of Headmaster Ralph Mayo, to connect high school students with older adults in the Greenwich community who would like to receive a regular friendly telephone call.

The need for daily socialization, social interaction and connection with others has never been more important than now. Practicing “social distancing” doesn’t mean that we have to be “socially disconnected!”

It is vital to adhere to CDC guidelines for safe distances, even if you are feeling fine.

The World Health Organization has started to call it “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing,” to help people understand the importance of social connections without being physically present.

Humans need social interaction to boost our mental health, reduce our stress, relive depression and give us a sense of belonging.

Staying inside day after day can be fatiguing. Daily routines and schedules have been disrupted for residents of all ages.

If you are an older adult interested in receiving a regular call to connect, chat and check-in, please call or email Sharon Wilson at Greenwich High School at 203-554-2780 or [email protected]