Lifespan of Greater Rochester is launching SilverlineNY, a new service with the goal of combating loneliness for older adults.
SilverlineNY matches volunteer “phone buddies” with older adults who are lonely, isolated or shut-in and who would benefit from friendly phone calls.
“Our volunteers want to help people who feel alone; they want to make an impact,” said Deb Palumbos, program administrator. “Our hope is that the people we call will feel re-connected. The cure for loneliness could be a phone call away.”
Training sessions for volunteers are scheduled at Lifespan, 1900 S. Clinton Ave., and in Geneseo. Call (585) 498-4040 or visit for information.