Friendly Conversation and Social Connection for Seniors.

A Better Day is Just a Phone Call Away.

Friendly Conversation and Social Connection for Seniors.

A Better Day is Just a Phone Call Away.

What is Whalesong?


A friendly voice

You have stories to share and things to say. You want to feel seen and heard. But sometimes it can be challenging to find someone who has time to stop, listen, and connect with you. That’s what I’m here for!

A boost to your well-being

Social connection has been shown to improve mental and emotional well-being. Connecting with other people reduces levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It also strengthens your immune system, lowers your blood pressure, and positively impacts your physical health and longevity.

When you need it

You can schedule a single call or set up a regular time to talk. There is no commitment, so the frequency of our conversations is completely up to you.

“What most people really need is a good listening to.”

-Mary Lou Casey

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do we talk about?

The possibilities are endless! What would you like to talk about? You may have a story or memory to share or you may want to talk about something that’s been on your mind. Our conversation will meander naturally. If you are uncomfortable choosing something to talk about, I will ask some questions to get us started. And you are always welcome to ask me questions, too. We’ll deepen our connection by learning about each other.

The service I provide is strictly platonic and is limited to social conversation and connection for seniors. Talk of a sexual nature is not appropriate and will result in termination of the call. I am not a coach or therapist and will not be providing counseling, diagnosis or treatment.

I am a registered yoga teacher with additional training in trauma-informed instruction, meditation, and nonviolent communication. I also have an active Mental Health First Aid certificate. I am happy to include elements of mindfulness in our calls if that is desired, as the health benefits of a mindfulness practice are also well-documented.

How long do we talk?

I offer two different options: a 20 minute call and a 40 minute call. Shorter calls are good for regular check-ins, updates, and people who find longer conversations to be a little too tiring. Longer calls are good for people who are energized by conversation, and they allow more time to dive into topics. Click here for pricing information.

Can we talk over video instead?

Yes! I offer phone calls as they are accessible to most people. However, if you prefer a video call so we can have a conversation face to face, I facilitate these over Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email at the email address you provide when you schedule a call. When it is time for our call, you will click on the Zoom link from the confirmation email to join the video call.

If you have never used Zoom before on your phone or device, the first time you click the link to join a call you will be prompted to download the app. You do not need to create a Zoom account to participate in the call, but please allow yourself a few minutes before the start time of our first video call if it will be your first time using Zoom.

Please note that if you are located outside of the United States, you will need to book all calls as video calls.

Can I schedule a call for someone else?

You are welcome to schedule a call for someone else–connection is a wonderful gift. You may need additional support for an aging parent or know a senior who seems lonely for conversation. Keep in mind that your friend or relative will need to answer the phone at the designated time, so it is important to prepare them for the call. 

Can I schedule a call if I'm not a senior?

You are welcome to schedule a call if you are over eighteen years old. My intention in creating Whalesong was to offer conversation and social connection to people who need it. Based on the special relationships I had with my grandparents, I am focusing on seniors. They may be physically isolated from others or have chronic health conditions which can lead to higher rates of depression. However, adults of all ages can feel disconnected and lonely, and I’m here to listen and talk with you.

Why do you ask for an emergency contact?

When you schedule your first appointment, you will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. This person will only be contacted if there is an emergency while we are on a call together or if our conversation raises urgent concerns about your physical or mental well-being. While the specific content of our conversation will remain confidential, by providing your emergency contact’s information you are giving me permission to alert them if I believe it is in your best interest. I launched this service to support the well-being of seniors and that is my commitment to you.

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