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County Executive John R. Leopold Joins with Volunteers to Check in with Seniors

County Executive John R. Leopold will participate in the County’s Department of Aging and Disability’s Telephone Reassurance Program at the Henry L. Hein Building on Friday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Under the supervision of the Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Telephone Reassurance Program is staffed by approximately 23 volunteers who make contact each morning, 365 days per year, with older persons who are frail, isolated and/or living alone. Volunteers can either call out or receive calls from clients--depending on that client’s preference.

Family members, whether living near or far away have the reassurance that their loved ones are in daily contact with the Department of Aging and Disabilities. This program helps individuals maintain their independence and provides contact with the outside world.

On Friday morning, County Executive Leopold will join these volunteers to help check on senior and disabled clients who expect friendly phone calls at the same time every day of the year.

The program currently reaches 132 clients. Nearly half of these clients are over the age of 85 years of age.

Anyone wishing to receive a morning call or wishing to volunteer with the Telephone Reassurance Program, should call the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging at 410-222-4464.

WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hein Building, 7320 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, 1st Floor

Members of the media are welcome to attend. Please notify Marina Harrison in advance at 410-222-1288.


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