Governor Polis has ordered everyone in Colorado to stay in their homes.
However, please rest assured that A Little Help volunteers will still be available to help with your critical needs. The governor's order expressly permits trips to groceries, pharmacies, and medical facilities. Thanks for doing your part to defeat this virus. Staying at home is our most important tool. Stay safe, and remember that we’re here for you. Call if you need us.
For more details on Governor Polis’s order from the state website, visit covid19.colorado.gov.
With state and city leadership calling for social distancing and physical isolation, A Little Help is encouraging our older adults to stay in their homes and is filling in the gaps with the help of community volunteers. If you are an older adult in one of our service locations in Colorado, we will be matching you with a healthy, background-checked neighbor who will volunteer to help go grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions, shovel snow, and call for check-ins and social connections on a regular basis. If you would like to become a member of A Little Help to receive these services, access the application above.
At A Little Help, we are doing everything possible to support our members as they do their part by staying at home. We have temporarily suspended most of our member services except running critical errands such as getting groceries or picking up prescriptions. We are also checking in with members to see if they need help or just want to chat.
Through participation in A Little Help, older adults remain connected. They increase interaction with children and youth and engage more with one another to prevent isolation. In addition, they have more social and educational opportunities and learn to use newer technology.
A Little Help operates a help line to connect seniors to a variety of programs including volunteer services, recommended service providers, and educational and social activities. For requests beyond our volunteers’ capacity, we maintain a referral system with neighbor-recommended service providers such as landscapers, home repair and modification specialists, and home health care practitioners. We also plan an array of social and educational activities in order to cultivate intergenerational connections and combat isolation. We celebrate interdependence among neighbors of all ages.
The list of services provided by our volunteers is long and continues to grow. Examples of services include:
- Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands, and social events
- Medical note-taking
- Minor home repairs and modification
- Pet care
- Yard work
- Snow removal
- Technology help
- Check-in calls or visits
- Light housework or laundry