Social Isolation During COVID-19 Crisis

Friendship Line (Institute on Aging) – Crisis intervention and non-emergency hotline for emotional support calls

Friendly Callers (Milwaukee County Department on Aging) Friendly calls to older adults who feel isolated

Happy – Free app providing emotional support 24/7

Lifetime Connections Without Walls– Connects older adults to others in their community and the country through telephone-based activity programs

Well Connected – Virtual classes, conversations and activities by phone. Available in English & Spanish

ERAs volunteers will make weekly wellness calls to adults 60 and over who want to hear a friendly voice and check on them during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Individuals wanting to receive a weekly call can contact Judith Amorsen at (262) 522-2411 or send an e-mail to

If you are feeling fearful, isolated and alone, you can call 1-800-273-8255 they will connect you with the Milwaukee Mobile Crisis Team and they will gladly take your call.

211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. To get expert, caring help simply call 211.

Vital Voices – daily assurance programs.

Serving Older Adults is conducting over 5000 wellness calls checking in on older adults, so if you know of anyone needing a friendly call through this time. Call: Wilson Park Senior Center at 414-282-5566

AARP launched “AARP Friendly Voice” as sometimes just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. AARP Friendly Voices are trained AARP volunteers who will provide a call to say “Hello”. You can click HERE to fill out an online form or call 1-888-281-0145 to request an AARP Friendly Voice phone call. You can also fill this online form on behalf of someone you think would enjoy a call!