- Written by Village Neighbors
- Published: 01 July 2018
Village Neighbors, a volunteer non-profit community of neighbors in Shutesbury, Wendell, Leverett, and New Salem, will begin offering services by October 2018 to help elders live independently at home. Village Neighbors welcomes new friends to become helpful volunteers, to be members, as well as to join one of the supportive committees.
Volunteers will provide assistance to members with occasional household tasks, yard work, or minor home repair, as well as technical support for electronic devices and simple computer problems. They will also provide transportation to various appointments, visits with friends, social and cultural events, or grocery or other shopping trips. Additionally, Village Neighbors will provide referrals to vendors such as landscapers, house cleaners, repair persons or home health providers. A simple phone call to a central number will allow members to request a service. Subsidized and waivered membership will be available where there is a need.
Representatives from Village Neighbors will be available at the following events:
- Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: New Salem Old Home Day
- Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Celebrate Shutesbury
Village Neighbors belongs to the national Village to Village Network and works closely with the nonprofit social services agency, LifePath, in Greenfield and local councils on aging.