We are spreading the word about a great new organization that is working to help seniors in College Park! Neighbors Helping Neighbors of College Park is a new non-profit organization that takes requests for assistance from seniors living in College Park and matches their needs with volunteers who have signed on to help.
The types of requests that volunteers can help seniors with are typically:
Transportation to medical appointments or dental appointments.
Driving seniors to shop for groceries, to pick up pharmaceuticals, or to attend religious services.
Friendly home visits to the house-bound by a volunteer.
Assistance in the home to move objects or help the senior perform other light household chores.
Volunteer assistance for snow shoveling or raking leaves.
To request assistance, seniors should call 301-222-3434 and leave a recorded message that includes their name, phone number, address and the nature of their request. The coordinator or a volunteer will call them back to make sure that the request is properly recorded, and will then solicit volunteers to meet that need.
Those interested in volunteering should call 301-222-3434 and leave a recorded message with their name and phone number or email. Additional information is available at www.NHN-CP.org. Volunteers must complete training and appropriate background checks. Those signing up to volunteer will be informed of upcoming training opportunities.
Help us spread the word about this great organization to seniors who might benefit from service or to those who might volunteer to provide service to their neighbors in College Park. You can direct them to http://www.NHN-CP.org for more information.