Support Buddies Program

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As we all take the necessary precautions to minimize exposure to the Coronavirus, we must acknowledge the very real consequences of social distancing and isolation. Many of our seniors, especially those living alone, face loneliness, social isolation, lack of proper nutrition and meals, insufficient health checks and medical treatments, missing prescription refills, and a great deal of anxiety and fear.


We are responding to this need with our  Support Buddies" program. Through this program we will connect those willing and able to help with those needing a little extra support during this uncertain time.


Summary of Support Buddies Services


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

Volunteer

Anyone interested in volunteering  to help with meal deliveries, prescription pick-ups, and/or phone check-ins and can diligently follow our protocol and provide a qualifying reference.

Recipient

Any senior homebound community member who is in need of a "buddy" to help with meal deliveries, prescription pick-ups, and/or phone check-ins. 

 Knowing there are many in need of support without internet access, we ask everyone to keep in mind all relatives, friends, and neighbors (age 50+) in the greater Burlington area… please help them sign up! 

Thank you!

Beth Hammond

Executive Director

Heineberg Community Senior Center

ph 802-863-3982  Ext 2

hammond@heinebergcsc.org


Megan J. Humphrey

Executive Director 

HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors)

ph  802-864-7528 meganjhumphrey@gmail.com