ProMedica and the Area Office on Aging (AOoA) have partnered to combat social isolation in seniors with the recently launched Neighbors Calling Neighbors Program. Social isolation can bring on serious health issues, and it can become increasingly severe in the winter months. With this program, people can receive free weekly phone calls from AOoA volunteers to help get them past the feelings of isolation that can lead to depression. Clinical Director for ProMedica Social Detriments of Health Joe Jardine said, “We know that some of our volunteers and seniors may develop a friendship within the social connection program and mutually decide to expand it beyond the confines of weekly scheduled calls.” To receive a referral for this program, talk to your primary care physician.
Interview with three people who are viewing their retirement as an end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one.
For seven years—three as an outstanding center and four as the team’s coach—Greg Puhalski, whose nickname is “The Chief,” was a central figure on the Toledo Storm hockey team.