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Escort Older Adults to Medical Appointments

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ORGANIZATION: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

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Volunteers accompany seniors to medical appointments (in a taxi, other community
transportation, or volunteer's vehicle). We provide training, additional liability insurance, and a small travel stipend.

We're looking for volunteers with sensitivity to elders, reliability, and good communication abilities. Patience with waiting for arranged transportation and dealing with anxious or frail elders is a must!

Time Commitment: We request that volunteers provide us with a weekday when they could go to appointments. When an opportunity arises, we contact you to see if you are available that day. A typical trip is two to four hours, but we'll request that you have full availability on the day that you accept a trip.

We’re looking for volunteers who can plan to stay with the program for at least a year.

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services requires staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and to have received a booster.

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About Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

Location:

61 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1972, SCES is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity and independence of older people in Somerville and Cambridge.

Description

State Funded Home Care Agency whose programs and services are targeted to low-income residents of Somerville and Cambirdge, age 60 and over, who need assistance managing their daily activities.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Politics
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Politics, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Somerville, MA 02143

(42.38087,-71.10029)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • If you would drive your personal vehicle, a Massachusetts-issued driver's license is required, and we will ask you to complete an RMV Driving Record Release form.

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