Librarian Holly Ryckman smiles as she chats with 81-year-old Dell Kaplan from the Davis Library in Plano. (AP)
Dell Kaplan, 81, talks on the phone while outside her home. She enjoys chatting on the phone with people while she's home alone. (AP)
This calling program helps older adults talk with others. Ryckman said the calls have been "a gift" for her. (AP)
"It gets pretty lonely here by yourself," said Kaplan. She misses family get-togethers and classes during the pandemic. (AP)
Librarian Holly Ryckman enjoys making other people's lives less lonely while they're stuck at home. (AP)
These two ladies are new friends. They met with a phone call.
Dell Kaplan must stay home. She gets lonely. Then Holly Ryckman calls her. They chit-chat. The phone calls make both ladies smile.