With state and city leadership calling for social distancing, 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 would like to become a member of A Little Help to receive 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 by phone to see if they need help or just want to chat.
Please be aware that by accepting volunteer help from A Little Help during the COVID-19 pandemic, you understand that there are inherent risks associated with receiving physical goods from A Little Help volunteers, and you agree to accept those risks and you hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless A Little Help, its directors and officers, employees, representatives, sponsors, organizers, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action, and liability arising from or in any way connected to your participation in A Little Help.
Through participation in A Little Help, older adults remain connected. They increase interaction with 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.