Seniors who are not able to leave home for various reason (reduced mobility, injury, sickness, or extreme weather such as heat waves or icy sidewalks) but are in need of items from the grocery store or pharmacy, may request help. The Program Coordinator will arrange for an on-call volunteer to meet the senior member at their door to pick up the list of items needed and cash to pay for them.
When finished shopping volunteers will return to the home of the member to deliver the groceries/medication, receipts, and any change. Volunteers are encouraged to assist with unloading groceries and large items, and often are invited by seniors to stay and chat for a little while before leaving.
The goal of this service is to: (i) alleviate feelings of dread, stress, and/or anxiety that seniors living with reduced mobility may have related to travel outside the home; and (ii) allow seniors to remain in their home by helping to meet basic needs.