SRA has designed a program to provide seniors with an outlet to stay socially connected both virtually and in person. Our program will provide Central Floridians an opportunity to participate in a number of planned activities that will provide them with social and physical interaction, mental stimulation, and emotional support.
This program has been designed to incorporate AmeriCorps members who will serve our seniors across four central Orlando counties, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. Members will be trained to facilitate activities that can be conducted both virtually and in person. The program’s activities consist of
1) AmeriCorps Senior Health and Wellness Program where seniors will interact with our trained staff facilitators, seniors, and AmeriCorps members using various training methods to provide different techniques for seniors to stay socially active in their daily lives.
2) Aging & Disability Resource Program is designed to reach out to clients who had indicated a need for assistance in the past; to determine if they are still needing assistance and point them in the right direction to appropriate programs and services. Calls that come into the ADRC vary widely, but they are all from people who need some form of assistance.;
3) Heart to Heart Walkie-Talkie Program is a service provided by SRA that connects older adults who live alone, are homebound or are self-isolating due to COVID 19 with caring and compassionate AmeriCorps members. The participant will receive calls from members to have a friendly conversation about their health, wellbeing, needs and referral to select resources.