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Brewster • Chatham • Eastham •
Harwich • Orleans • Wellfleet
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Member Benefits

 

We offer several kinds of assistance – the kinds of help a neighbor might offer -  to seniors who live in Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, and Wellfleet.  These services are provided by volunteers who have been interviewed and oriented, and who have undergone a background check.  They are a great group, and you’ll enjoy getting to know them!


Services are generally provided Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM, and a member may have up to three services a week.  Your annual membership fee covers it all.


Transportation
– We will take you pretty much anywhere you’d like to go on the Cape - medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy or hair dresser appointments, for example, or errands, shopping and social and cultural events.  Even a walk on the beach. 


Light Home Maintenance
– This includes small handyman services such as changing screens, storing and retrieving air conditioners, changing light bulbs, organizing summer/winter clothing or deck furniture and changing smoke detector batteries.  One volunteer assembled a tricky cat carrier and another helped repot a special plant.


Selected Technical Support
– Having trouble understanding your TV remote or your new printer?  Need a refresher on how to use a web browser?  We’ll help with these and other modest technical or IT questions.


General Support
– We provide respite and social visits to seniors who can’t leave home and their caregivers who need a break.  And we’ll help with your mail or organizing your paperwork and run a quick errand if you can’t get out. 


A few things we won’t do – Anything requiring a license other than for driving, such as plumbing or electrical work.  Any handyman chore that takes more than about 2 hours.  Anything that involves personal or medical care, such as bathing, dressing or feeding, or giving medications.  Anything requiring a fiduciary relationship, such as writing checks.