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.