The spread of the COVID-19 virus has created unique challenges for area seniors. Many of the vital local systems our older adults have relied on for companionship and social interaction have been put on temporary pause. Area seniors need our help and support now more than ever. In response, Area Agency on Aging has launched a Friendly Caller Program for area seniors who need someone to talk to so they do not feel isolated or alone. Currently we are seeking a few volunteers who would like to serve as a friendly person to talk to seniors and give them regular ‘check-in’ calls while they are sheltering in place, and staying safe, during the COVID 19 pandemic. During these calls you will provide reassurance, help connect seniors to information regarding services they may need, and mostly, make sure they are not feeling lonely or isolated.