We are island volunteers receiving client referrals through Senior Services who see a need for home support which is practical and social but not medically directed. Twenty-five or so of us assist those who are isolated, lonely or disabled and who do not have family or close neighbors to help them.
Friends and Neighbors will: Friends and Neighbors do not:
Come to visit you Accept payment or reimbursement
Drive you on errands Help with your financial affairs
Help with your hobbies Recommend medications or treatment
Read aloud Help you take medications
Play games Assist with personal care or hair care
Make Cookies Transfer a client to a chair or bed
Take walks Enter where drugs, alcohol or firearms may be misused.
Take pets to the vet