Woodford County Loneliness and Isolation Project
Summary of project:
We need your help! You are invited to complete this confidential survey to help us determine how extensive two major health issues exist in our county: loneliness and social isolation.
Even before the pandemic, loneliness and social isolation have been seen by health professionals as significant causes of poor physical and mental health. In the past year, the pandemic has shown a bright light on this public health emergency for people of all ages. People across the country have struggled with isolation from friends and family members, canceled events/classes, fewer hugs and even the essential masks that hide a friendly smile.
By completing this survey, you will help us determine how much of a problem loneliness and social isolation is in Woodford County, and give us the information we need to develop programs that combat them and the health problems they cause.
Volunteering with the Woodford County Health Department’s Loneliness and Isolation Project can be a wonderfully rewarding opportunity for adults and young adults who would like to support and give back to their community. You can help by participating in the Woodford County Care Calls Program.
What are Woodford County Care Calls?
The Woodford County Care Calls is a program which will mirror the Telephone Comfort Care program at A Caring Place. Volunteers will be assigned to an individual where they will reach out to those who sign up for a phone call and bring a little sunshine to their day!
If you would like to receive more information please complete our WCL&I Volunteer Interest Form below.
Medical Reserve Corps VOLUNTEER
The health department coordinates the MRC team for Woodford County. Call the health department for information (859-873-4541). If you would like to register as a potential volunteer please click on the area below. Volunteers with medical and non-medical backgrounds are needed.
The health department is is looking for individuals interested in assisting at a shelter the next time one is needed. A shelter may be opened in response to a severe weather event. Shelters have been opened after snow and ice storms in the past and remained open for up to seven (7) days. Volunteers will receive training. When a shelter is opened you will be contacted to see if you are available to help. Resgistering as a volunteer does not mean you have be be available. It adds to the list of individuals that can be contacted in time of need.
Please contact Barrett Schoeck if interested at 859-753-8119.
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