“BYU Offers Senior Citizens Telephone ‘Helpline’” Ensign, Nov. 1987, 111
Senior citizens in the United States can now hear more than a hundred important and inspirational messages by telephoning a toll-free number at Brigham Young University. This “Senior Helpline” service is offered by the university’s Gerontology Research Center.
The service offers a variety of messages, prepared by experts, on topics such as family life, caregiving, health and fitness, and living a happy life. It also includes inspirational messages from Richard L. Evans’s “The Spoken Word” Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts.
The telephone number is 1-800-333-AGED (1-800-333-2433). Those who have a touch-tone telephone can call without charge twenty-four hours a day. Those without touch-tone phones can use the service with operator assistance from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday.
Those who use a touchtone telephone to call the helpline can activate recorded messages on a variety of topics by pressing three-number sequences. Operators assist those with rotary or pulse-dial telephones. A free directory listing the three-number sequences and the messages available can be requested through the helpline operator.