Salem seeks volunteers to check in with seniors by phone during coronavirus pandemic

SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) - Salem officials are looking for volunteers to check in with local seniors by phone during the coronavirus pandemic.

People looking to volunteer can fill out a form online and in seven days will be matched up with a short list of seniors to call once or twice a week, and a suggested script and set of questions.

Nearly 100 volunteers have already signed up, according to Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll.

“If you have a few minutes each week to give to these well-being check-in calls, this is an easy way you can help from the comfort and safety of your own home,” Driscoll said in a press release. “I hope all Salem residents who are able to will consider signing up and ‘adopting’ some of our older neighbors to touch base with during these difficult times.”

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