BYU Offers Senior Citizens Telephone ‘Helpline’
November 1987

“BYU Offers Senior Citizens Telephone ‘Helpline’” Ensign, Nov. 1987, 111

BYU Offers Senior Citizens Telephone ‘Helpline’

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.