For the 80 or so Green Valley residents who start each morning with a TeleCare call, last week brought a special surprise – cake, ice cream and a chance to meet the voice on the other end of the line.

TeleCare – a free service provided by the Green Valley Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers – offers a daily phone call, 365 days a year, to Green Valley residents who live alone or are in ailing health, just to make sure they’re OK.

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GVSAV TeleCare Volunteers hold flowers gifted to them by a TeleCare recipient during a celebration on May 18. From left, Christel Widera, Fil Ficks and Carol Kalama.

Mary Glen Hatcher | 520-547-9740

Mary Glen is a North Carolina native who's excited to explore the Tucson area through her reporting with Green Valley News. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media in 2019.

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