Take an Elderly Neighbor Grocery Shopping!

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ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth

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Mrs. L goes shopping!
Unable to drive anymore, Mrs. L enjoys independence and good company when her volunteer takes her to the grocery store.

Local, flexible, impactful volunteering at its best! ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth is seeking local volunteers to be matched with an elderly or younger disabled adult who lives nearby, to take on bi-weekly shopping trips. The shopping trips can be scheduled during weekdays, early evenings, or on the weekends--whatever works for you! Time required is usually about an hour and half.

Most of the people our volunteers take shopping need and appreciate some help as they go through the aisles gathering items in their carts. All will need some help lifting the groceries into and out of your car, and getting the bags to their front door or kitchen.

This type of assistance is so appreciated by our clients! It can be instrumental in helping them to remain living independently in their own homes. Our volunteers frequently tell us how much they enjoy developing relationships with their shopping clients, and seeing the positive impact they can have on a neighbor in need. Call or email Liz Hill at ehill@eldernetonline.org, 610-525-0706 for an application or to ask any questions. We'd love to have you join our team of volunteers!

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About ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth

Location:

9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, US

Mission Statement

To help older and younger disabled adults who have low-moderate incomes remain living independently in their homes by providing free volunteer, social work, and emergency help.

Description

ElderNet provides volunteer based services such as escort (door through door) driving to medical and other necessary appointments, rides to shopping, to the bank and other errands. We also provide telephone reassurance (daily well-being checks), friendly visiting, odd jobs and small home repairs (like installing grab bars), and help with managing checkbooks and bills. We also provide a food cupboard. These services are free and are limited to older and younger adults/families who reside in Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough in Montgomery County, PA. We also provide emergency financial assistance (again, with income and residency restrictions). Our information and referral services are open to anyone. We also have new and evolving services that further contribute to helping older and disabled younger adults remain living in their own homes. We collaborate with other agencies, and have a very active advocacy committee.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations inLower Merionand Narberth, PA 19010

(40.0234,-75.329)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • 1.5 to 2 hours, every other week.

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