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Neighbors helping neighbors in 2017?

Resolve to lend a helping hand close to home – Neighbor Network can show you how.

Assisting an area senior with transportation needs is among the jobs Neighbor Network volunteers can sign up for.
Assisting an area senior with transportation needs is among the jobs Neighbor Network volunteers can sign up for.

If your new year’s resolution involves finding ways to serve others, Neighbor Network has some recommendations that may be just what you’re looking for – and close to home.

As the senior population in Douglas County continues to grow at one of the fastest rates in the nation, the demand for services to our elder population also continues to grow.

Neighbor Network, a Douglas County-based non-profit organization is devoted to   supporting seniors in their efforts to remain independent. Network volunteers provide free services that allow older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes for as long as safely possible. If you have an hour or more to give each week and are 21 or older, the organization is actively seeking individuals who can help with everything from:

  • Grocery shopping and delivery: Helping one or more older adults a week with their shopping needs and delivering their groceries to the home.
  • Providing one-on-one companionship: Spending a couple hours a week over a shared meal, shopping together, or by enjoying a friendly visit.
  • Providing transportation assistance: Taking clients to medical appointments, the grocery store and helping with other errands.
  • Performing handyman duties: Installing grab bars and wheelchair ramps, changing light bulbs and assisting with other tasks around the home.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application at www.dcneighbornetwork.org or call 303-814-4300. All volunteers must clear a background check and are matched up with Neighbor Network members based on location and common interests.

If you are a senior in need of receiving member services, please contact 303-814-4300. If Neighbor Network doesn’t offer the services you need, a trained information and assistance operator will help connect you with someone nearby who does.

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