Partners in Care/FrederickPartners in Care/Frederick
Our Mission is to empower older adults to remain independent in their own homes. Through our service exchange concept, we recognize and utilize the unique gifts and talents of older adults, enabling them to contribute to the community in meaningful w... Read more
Our Mission is to empower older adults to remain independent in their own homes. Through our service exchange concept, we recognize and utilize the unique gifts and talents of older adults, enabling them to contribute to the community in meaningful ways and to the well-being of each other.
Partners In Care is designed to create community by linking adults 50 years or older, with neighbors who volunteer their time to help with transportation, member care, and handyman services. All participants may provide services, receive services, or both.
Our programs support individuals and families, relieve stress on caregivers, reduce hospital admissions, delay nursing home placements, and provide critical services to the community.
by Shannon B.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2015-10-20 08:27:33.0)
My name is Shannon. I live in Frederick Maryland. I came across a brochure for "Partners in Care" while at the library. I had recently left my job as a Project Manager and was taking a summer hiatus before going back to work. My career path was no longer fulfilling and I desired something more meaningful. As I spent the summer preparing my eldest daughter for college, I prayed for God's direction in my life. I wasn't sure what to pursue, but I knew that I would recognize the path when I stumbled upon it.
Since I was used to working, I sought to keep myself busy. I continued volunteering at church, but wanted to do more. Imagine my surprise when stumbling upon Partners in Care. They needed drivers to help senior citizen with errands. The membership was free to seniors so I joined. Clearly the best decision I ever made. Can't explain how spending quality time with the elderly has given me such joy! Our members are healthy, young at heart and wise. Yep I have found my purpose!