ICS offers a variety of services to support registered ICS recipients who are older, convalescing, or disabled live independently in their own homes, without the need for institutional care.
Aging in the comfort of home can have a major impact on quality of life. ICS volunteers provide essential support services that help accomplish this, while also providing important social contact to help keep recipients healthy and connected.
Occasional phone calls to recipients for friendly conversation for those who have limited friends, family or social interactions.
Volunteers provide free labor to do minor home repairs or yard work for recipients who are unable to do the work on their own, have minimal help from family or friends, and are on a fixed income that prevents them from hiring a contractor. The recipient pays for supplies.
Volunteers with good listening skills engage in friendly, in-person conversations with recipients who have limited contact with family, friends and social networks.
Provides ICS recipients with a brief, friendly phone call every weekday morning between 8:00 – 10:00am 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.
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.