SAFER AT HOME
During this Safer-at-Home phase, please rest assured that A Little Help volunteers will still be available to help with your critical needs. 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.
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 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 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 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.