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CARE WITH A CALL

Caring for your loved ones, one call at a time!

Social distancing and shelter in place rules may leave us physically distant, but they don’t have to leave us socially disconnected. Let’s provide much-needed care to one another simply by picking up the phone, calling each other, and checking-in.

Call a caregiver or a loved one in your life and connect and catch up. Say thank you, make them laugh, or reminisce on the last time you were together.

Together, let’s bridge the social and physical distance between us with connectivity, care, and a call.

Will you join us?

Pledge to Care With A Call

Thank you for pledging to Care with A Call! Go you!! As you read this, an email is headed to your inbox with information that will help get you started. Be sure to check it out and don´t forget to celebrate yourself. You did something good today

Are you a caregiver?

Connect me to the Sam Bee Isolation Relief Hotline!

Who should you call?

This is the fun part. There is no “right” person to call. It’s the fact that you’re carving out the time to connect with someone that matters! Keep in mind that this list is only a start, but considering calling:

  • Families impacted by Alzheimer’s
  • A caregiver you know
  • The older loved ones in your life: grandpa, grandma, etc.
  • Someone you know who might be experiencing loneliness
  • A person you’ve been meaning to reconnect with

Why make a call?

Families Impacted by Alzheimer’s

While it’s always important to call and check in with your loved ones who are impacted by Alzheimer’s, your phone calls will mean more than ever to caregivers who are feeling particularly isolated right now. These uncertain times make the already hard job of Alzheimer’s caregiving even more difficult, but your call can help.

Brain Health

When we care for and support one another by virtually connecting, calling, video calling, or video conferencing, we are collectively caring for the health of each of our brains. When I call you, I am caring not only for my brain but yours too.

Connecting with others, especially during this unprecedented and isolating time, is critical for maintaining our Emotional Well-Being and can really be a welcome change of pace. Our brains love being cared for in this way. Greater social interaction can actually slow the rate of memory decline, improve our brain function, and build a more Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

How can you make your call?

A traditional phone call on your cell phone or yes, even a house phone, definitely works. Video calls and video conferencing are great too!

What can you talk about?

This is the fun part. There is no “right” person to call. It’s the fact that you’re carving out the time to connect with someone that matters! Keep in mind that this list is only a start, but considering calling:

  • Ask, “how are you?” There is real power in asking that question and providing the space for it to be answered. Really listen and lean into their response.
  • Consider telling the person you call why you’re thankful for them. Gratitude will not only make them and you feel good, but it can also improve your brain health.
  • Share your favorite memory you have together, tell a joke, recap your day
  • Ask, “What can I do to help?”

What should you do after your call?

You can help us inspire more people to Care With A Call!
Use #CareWithACall and post either

  • A picture of the person you call
  • A screenshot of the video call you make
  • A video recording of a portion of your call

Let us know!

Social handle @WeAreHFC

About Sam Bee Isolation Hotline

Our friends at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee are providing Care With A Call too! Their Isolation Relief Hotline is now open to Alzheimer’s family caregivers! They hope to offer a friendly voice to caregivers who just want to shoot the breeze.

Click here to enter your email and get connected to the Sam Bee Isolation Relief Hotline!