Help a Senior with a Safety Check

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In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

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  • 13 people are interested
Home Safety Checklist
You'll use our simple checklist to help you identify any hazards in the home

Safety for Seniors seeks volunteers to conduct in-home safety assessments and educate older adults about fire and fall prevention. After participating in a short training session, volunteers work together in pairs to inspect seniors' homes room by room, make safety recommendations, and distribute kits of free safety supplies.

Safety checks can be scheduled at individual volunteers' convenience. Additionally, Safety for Seniors can host service projects for groups of 10 or more.

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About In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

Location:

221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US

Mission Statement

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS), a program of Wesley Family Services, has a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County through practical volunteer-based supports.

Description

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a part of the Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.

Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling through an online database which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more!

We also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Pittsburgh AreaPittsburgh, PA 15206

(40.47206,-79.91367)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment of 5 hours, which includes orientation. Each visit takes approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Personal vehicle is desirable but not required

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