WarmLines Can Help Prevent Loneliness During the Winter Months

Published: December 27, 2016

By: Christine Wissner, social services manager, LIFE Beaver County

The winter months and cold weather can increase the risk of loneliness in many of us, particularly older adults. Many folks also have increased feelings of anxiety and depression during the cold, dark days of winter.

Being alone and feeling isolated also contributes to feelings of loneliness. There could be many reasons for these feelings such as losing your circle of friends, losing your spouse, having family that are far away, problems with your mobility or simply your inability to get out as much as you could during the nicer weather.

Whatever the reason, there is help available through the following WarmLines. Calls are answered by compassionate, caring people that want to engage in conversation with you. They are happy to listen and chat with you.

Beaver County WarmLine

(724) 775-9507 or toll free 1 (877) 775-WARM (9276)

Hours: Every day from 6 – 9 p.m.

Lawrence County WarmLine

(724) 698-7491

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 5 – 11 p.m.

Butler County WarmLine

(724)431-2488 or toll free 1 (866) 431-2489

Hours: Every day from 6 – 9 p.m.

Allegheny County WarmLine

Toll free 1 (866) 661-WARM (9276)

Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. - midnight

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