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CheckMates

CheckMatesMany older adults live alone and may worry that no one knows what is going on in their lives. CheckMates provides an opportunity to those identify older adults who may be at risk or in need of services to help them remain independent. CheckMates is a volunteer peer-led telephone reassurance program. Volunteers who are 60+ make weekly phone calls to other older adults (60+) and offers a connection between those volunteers and people in our community who may be homebound, isolated or lonely. Confidential phone calls are made once a week by volunteers at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill and in the South Hills. Volunteers are trained to recognize individual needs and to contact the CheckMates Coordinator, who will connect the older adult to appropriate services. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be arranged to suit your schedule. For more information, contact Amy Gold, Checkmate Coordinator at 412-697-3528 or agold@jccpgh.org.