We all need a little helping hand and someone to visit with now and then. When a senior asks for a "friendly neighbor", we match them with a volunteer who can become a new friend to play cards, change a light bulb, go fishing or shopping with. Our volunteers can also help our seniors with new technology. In addition, some of our volunteers can offer assistance with completing health and insurance applications, which can be overwhelming for anyone. We also offer caregiver respite.
Often these relationships grow into true friendships where both the senior and the volunteer add something special to the life of their friend.
MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH
We offer a variety of services to help seniors regain and maintain good health.
Our Outreach Nurse can come to your home to help you assess your current needs and put services in place to help you recover from an injury or illness, deal with chronic diseases or take action to prevent falls and illness.
We offer "Healthy Moves" an in-home and exercise program designed to help you regain basic strength and balance to make everyday tasks less challenging. We also offer this as a small group Balanced body - Balanced Spirit class each 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoon.
We offer blood pressure clinics staffed by our Outreach Nurse. Contact us if your local senior group would like to add this service to your gatherings.
We have wonderful volunteers that provide rides to health related appointments in situations where the senior can not use other forms of public transportation. Rather than the door-to-door service provided by Metro Mobility or a taxi, our volunteer will escort you from your home, into your appointment and back home again. We do not have wheelchair accessible vehicles and riders need to be able to get in and out of a car with just a friendly arm to steady themselves. Contact us at least three working days before your appointment.