May 29th 2018

The Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust: New Telephone Befriending Line Service

The Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust has recently launched a new Telephone Befriending Line Service (TBLS). The TBLS service aims to assist Chinese older people to combat loneliness and to maintain their mental well-being. The service is provided by specially trained volunteers who speak a range of Chinese languages.

Referred clients are contacted by trained volunteers to listen to their concerns; to provide culturally appropriate support and to provide friendly chat with confidentiality.

The service is free to people who are:

  • Chinese and aged 65 or over
  • Willing to talk and without a hearing problem
  • Feeling lonely and isolated
  • Able to use a telephone

Referral criteria: self–referral or referred through family and friends and health professionals

Contact 022 479 3225 OR 09 624 1368 (voice mail)

Email: cpa.trust@gmail.com

Website: https://cpacharitabletrust.wordpress.com/

The Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust: New Telephone Befriending Line Service