Friendly Visitor is a new position that offers socialization, companionship & a wellness check to older adults age 60+ to help combat social isolation in our community. Volunteers will spend approximately 30-60 minutes once a week with the client during their visit. Training is provided. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Shop for older adults in Schuyler County at local stores for groceries, personal care items, prescriptions or other items as specified or transport seniors to shopping locations and assist them in obtaining the needed items. Must have clean driving and have access to a reliable vehicle that is suitable for clients needs.
Offer free, unbiased counseling for individuals on Medicare and older adults aged 60+ with any type of insurance. Assist with billing disputes, plan selection, issues with prescriptions, fraud, enrollment in Medicare and related programs and screening for low income assistance program.
Provide personal and/or medical transportation for older adults in Schuyler County to medical appointments, store, bank, pharmacy, post office, hairdresser, barbershop, to visit a loved one in the hospital or nursing home & more. Volunteers may choose which rides to accept. Must have clean driving and have access to a reliable vehicle that is suitable for clients needs.