Frequently Asked Questions
All of the groups are accessible from the comfort of home. You can join all groups using a telephone, and a number of groups can also be accessed using a computer or tablet. After you register, we will provide you with all of the information you need to access any of our over 70 groups each week.
Well Connected is available to adults aged 60 and over who live in the United States and are interested in lifelong learning, support, fun, and engagement with a larger community.
Register by phone, online, or send us an email:
Call: (877) 797-7299
Well Connected is FREE! We use a toll-free number for the activities, so if you are using a regular land line telephone, there will be no charges on your phone bill. If you use a cell phone, check with your provider about possible charges.
You can register at any time during our sessions.
No special phone equipment is needed. All you need is a telephone. If you want to participate via computer or tablet, you will need internet access.
Well Connected hosts three sessions a year:
Winter: 1/1 – 4/30
Spring/Summer: 5/1 – 8/31
Fall: 9/1 – 12/31
Groups run between 30 minutes and 90 minutes.
It depends on the activity. Smaller discussion groups average 12 to 20 people and lecture/presentation style groups can be up to 100 depending on the topic.
There is always a facilitator on the call who will manage the discussion. The facilitator will ask who is on the line and make sure that everyone who wants to talk gets the opportunity.
You are welcome to join as a listener. Just let the Facilitator know your first name and let them know that you just want to listen.
Can’t make it? Not a problem. You can join most groups based on your interest and availability.
Well Connected can call you into groups. Just let us know which groups you want to attend and you will receive a phone call at the start of the group time welcoming you to the group of choice. To make sure you have time to get the call, Well Connected will make three attempts.
Well Connected and Front Porch will not share your personal information without your consent. The only information visible to facilitators is your first name, last initial, and the state where you live.
Well Connected materials are available in large print, audio, text, and Braille.
Most groups are audio-only. A select number of groups have handouts. If you are joining by phone, we will mail you the handouts in advance so you can follow along.
If you want to join groups online, let the office know the groups you want to attend and you will receive an email on the morning of the group with a personal link to join.
If you are interested in a one-on-one connection, join our friendly visiting program, Social Call. You can register for Well Connected and/or Social Call by calling (877) 797-7299 or you can register online at: https://esc.quickbase.com/db/br97vuik7?a=nwr&ifv=o