Wellness Checks | Friendly Visits

Note: Please advise us of any discrepancies or changes you might find in the information supplied below –

Lake County

AgeGuide – 800.528.2000

Friendly Visiting & Telephone Reassurance programs

Elder Care – 847.406.4683

A wellness check program (was friendly visits before COVID). Volunteers call seniors and talk with them one hour each week.

They have English and Spanish speaking capabilities and a little Yiddish.

Click here to download application (requires a one-time $10.00 fee).

Note: Contact Judy or Michael if you need assistance. (Use form to the right and click ‘No’ for ‘Zoom Meeting Link Request’ and include a brief note and a phone number in the message box.) –>


Friendly VoiceConnecting People to People (pdf flyer)

We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. Sometimes, just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. Trained AARP Friendly Voice volunteers will provide a call to say hello.

Or call them directly at 1-888-281-0145 and leave your information and they will call you back.

One of our volunteers will be calling you from the following number: 1-888-281-0145

Please note: The caller ID will say “800 Service.” Please take note of this number so that you recognize it when a volunteer calls. It is also beneficial if you have voice mail in case we miss you.

NOTE: We Have Had No Direct Contact With

Front Porch

Front Porch – (On April 1, 2021, Covia and Front Porch united as one organization under the Front Porch name.)

Found on Charity Navigator.

Social Call: “Your new friendship starts here. With great care, we connect older people and volunteers for one on one conversations, by phone or video, available throughout the United States.”

Do Something

Do Something – “As the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething’s millions of members represent every US area code and 131 countries.”

Found on Charity Navigator.

Programs with seniors examples –

  • Senior Homies (Swap stories with an older adult to decrease isolation during COVID-19.)
  • Skype a Senior (Video chat with a senior and give them a virtual fist bump.)


We are trying to share information with you and can not vouch for authenticity. Caveat emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”.

Updated 11/14/21