The Connected Companions Program, a part of the Turner Senior Wellness Program, is a friendly visitor program that strives to provide companionship via phone calls (or in person meet ups at the Turner Center) to older adults in the greater Washtenaw County area. This program is passionate about making a difference in senior’s lives by bringing people together to form meaningful relationships.
Whether you are talking on the phone, meeting on ZOOM, or meeting in person, it is our aim to make sure you have a companion during isolating times!
As a volunteer, you’ll be making regular phone calls to older individuals in our community. Volunteers must register through Michigan Medicine to begin volunteering.Once registration process is complete, volunteers have the flexibility to choose how many hours(and when) they would like to volunteer and make their calls! We hope that our program can be a life-changing experience for you too!
Meet some of our volunteers!
“Volunteering for Connected Companions helps me make new friends.”- Connie
"Being new to Ann Arbor, this program has been a great way to get involved and get connected to local community members." – Corey
"I joined Connected Companions after working in a senior living community the summer of my junior year. Many of the elderly folks I interacted with were away from family who only visited on occasion, leading to them becoming quite lonely. I wanted to help others that similarly felt lonely in their old age and Connected Companions has offered me the perfect opportunity to do so!” -Faris
"Connected Companions is a way for me to give back to my community, and to connect with people outside of the college bubble.” - Dina
Are you feeling lonely or want someone to chat with? Give the Connected Companions program a try! Receive regular calls from one of our friendly volunteers. Our volunteers are eager to connect with you and offer friendly conversation and companionship.
Program Coordinator: Adriana Cardenas | (734) 998-9353