- Written by Jessica Riel
- Published: 04 October 2018
A Grand Opening Party for Village Neighbors will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Rd. The evening will include dinner, raffles, and oldies music, and is free to residents of Shutesbury, Leverett, Wendell, and New Salem.
Village Neighbors is a volunteer non-profit community of neighbors empowering aging adults to lead independent and engaged lives at home and in their communities, serving elders in Shutesbury, Wendell, Leverett, and New Salem. 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.
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.