Older adults who are able to safely age in place by remaining in their own homes tend to be happier and healthier. For many all that stands in the way of living in their own home is a little support from a helpful volunteer.
Across the country every day, friendly and reliable volunteers are at the ready to offer a hand around the house of an older adult: changing a lightbulb or alarm batteries; unclogging a drain or installing a handrail; shopping for supplies or delivering a meal; and helping with yard work. Sometimes it’s simply a friendly call or visit to check-in and chat. Other times it could be an advocacy stop to help resolve fraud or answer questions.
It’s the countless friendly, caring faces of Shepherd’s Centers of America volunteers that show up on front doors every day that are helping older adults across the country remain safely and independently in their homes.