Do you tune your own bicycle? Then chances are you could fix the brakes on a rollator.
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry
The Loaners Closet was started because we saw the need among the low-income individuals we serve for common medical items that they could not afford. And by virtue of the work we do with the elderly and disabled, we were frequently offered used medical equipment by former clients and their families when that equipment was no longer needed. From this simple idea a much needed and much utilized program was born.
The Loaners’ Closet celebrated its 17 th Anniversary in 2020. We currently have over 14,000 items available for or out on loan - including walkers, bath seats, wheel chairs, commodes, transfer benches, and many other items. The Loaners’ Closet also served as a free clearing-house for medical consumable items in 2013 (Depends TM, adults diapers, Chux TM under-pads, etc.) and over-sized items (hospital beds, electric wheel chairs, stair lifts, etc.).
Last year, The Loaners’ Closet loaned out or gave away 4369 pieces of medical equipment.
This is where a volunteer comes in. We need a few gifts volunteers to come in a couple times a month to tune up equipment. Equipment is not made as sturdy these days and the brakes on rollators often need to be tunes, tires need to be changed on wheelchairs and bath seats need their adjustable height legs lubricated.
Help us give our equipment another life with your skill and expertise.
About Community Caregivers of Greater Derry
6 West Broadway, Unit 6, Derry, NH 03038, US
Enriching lives and supporting individuals to remain independent through a compassionate volunteer program.
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry has been in existence for the past 33 years. The organization has focused on the needs of the elderly and disabled in our community. The intent of the program is to help those who have difficulty maintaining independence and quality of life because they are elderly, temporarily or permanently disabled, recuperating from illness or dealing with chronic illness. Services such as friendly visiting, grocery shopping, light chores and medical transport are offered through an incredible network or caring and committed volunteers. We serve the towns of Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Sandown and Windham. We also run a "Loaner's Closet" of used, durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower chairs, and commodes available to anyone in the community FREE for as long as needed.