The Isabella County Commission on Aging offers Friendly Calling service to Isabella County older adults and their families. The Friendly Calling program is available to any older adult who would like or benefit from a daily telephone call. Calls can be temporary while recuperating from an illness, or calls can be arranged on a permanent basis. Older individuals do not need to be homebound. Perhaps they are isolated and would just like someone to say hello to them each day.
A trained Gold Key Volunteer will make regular telephone contact with a program participant, checking the older adult’s safety. If the older adult does not answer his/her telephone, the Volunteer will contact COA staff who will try to reach an established emergency contact. If none of the contacts are available, COA Staff will attempt to contact the participant. Emergency services (9-1-1) may be used if necessary. If you know of someone who would benefit from this service, please call 989-772-0748.