This program offers services that help older and disabled adults live independently in their own homes, without the need for institutional care.
Brief reassurance or wake-up calls in the morning Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. throughout the year. Calls are made by a team of TeleCare volunteers (a different volunteer calls each day) willing to check on the recipients’ welfare, safety and offer a bit of socialization.
Volunteer(s) call participants once a week for 30 minutes to increase socialization.
Volunteer(s) visit participants once a week to chat, watch television or play games. There are no hands-on activities. Volunteer(s) do not do housework or other chores.
Volunteers help recipients organize and manage basic business tasks and personal correspondence. They may sort and read mail, assist with paying bills, balance a checkbook, organize personal papers or transcribe letters.
Volunteer(s) perform minor repairs or minimal yard work. Labor is free; participants pay only for materials. Yard work includes cleaning weeds and some debris. No weed spraying, tree trimming or moving of large debris. (Participants must be low-income for this service).