St. Norbert’s has been invited to participate in a new program initiated by the Gerontology Interest Group at Villanova’s College of Nursing. The Reach Out Program connects Villanova students with older adults who are homebound or not able to socialize because of the pandemic or other medical or mobility concerns. Volunteers from Villanova are extensively trained and supervised by members of the faculty. The volunteers are matched with an older adult partner and will make weekly telephone calls to that same adult partner for a time frame suitable to the caller and the partner. Volunteer callers will not be providing any health care or advice. The calls are meant to engage both the student and the older adult partner in meaningful conversations- friends talking to friends.
If you or someone you know might be interested in participating in the Reach Out Program please contact the Parish Office: 610-644-1655.