ELDER WISDOM CIRCLE - EMAIL ADVICE FROM SENIORS
Email Advice from Seniors.
Based in Walnut Creek, CA, USA.
"If you need some motherly or grandmotherly advice, some senior citizens are ready to step in. They are a part of an organization the 'Elder Wisdom Circle.' They dispense advice all over the world…"
-npr.org article: 'Dear Elders' Dispense Advice Online'
"The 'Elder Wisdom Circle' makes it possible for me to share all the knowledge I have gained through the years I have lived. Think of all the people I am helping."
- Anonymous Member source: www.elderwisdomcircle.org
Seniors answer advice letters from younger people at home on their own computer so that seniors can contribute to the Elder Wisdom Circle at their own convenience. Seniors offer personalized and free email advice on a wide range of topics to a wide age range of people who need help.
The Elder Wisdom Circle Program over has senior members accross the USA offering advice to thousands who e-mail the group's web site.
Many elders work and reply to email on their own, however facilitated individuals are also available to liaise between the elder and the program. Seniors in nursing homes who would like to contribute can also help. Senior residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who may not be computer literate can help give younger people advice through facilitators. Facilitators read advice letters and email back advice to the advice seeker.
Seniors share their wisdom with young advice seekers from across the world fostering an intergenerational dialogue. Those looking for help can ask for email advice or read email advice responses to other questions which have previously been asked.
Seniors receive email advice training, orientation, and instructional documents. Ongoing support is provided to volunteer seniors.
Some of the advice younger people need can be complex. Parent-child relationships, sibling rivalry, self-discovery, love and sex, decision-making, career, aging and loss. More serious issues related to abuse etc., are referred to social workers.
Elder Wisdom Circle does not offer financial, legal or medical advice.
The senior email advice program has been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, NPR and others.
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