What is the Helping Hands Program?
The aim of the program is to pair senior co-op members (or co-op members experiencing some mobility challenges) with other members who can help with basic errands or chores. Some examples of the kinds of support might be:
o Picking up groceries / supplies
o Picking up prescriptions
o Assisting with light household projects (i.e. moving some furniture etc)
o Accompanying individual to important appointments
o What volunteers can’t do: Banking, Laundry, Personal Care, Routine House Cleaning
How does it work?
o Once you are confirmed to be taking part in the program you will contact me directly with some specific help / assistance that you might need and when you need it (advance planning is key).
o I will then reach out to co-op members that have offered their help and see who is available to assist. Once an effective match is made, I will put the two members in touch with each other.
Right now we would like to hear from members who might need some support AND members who can provide some support. If you would like to take part in this program or would like to get more information, please feel free to contact me directly.
Community Projects Coordinator
Diane Frankling Housing Co-op
416 920 7340 x204 / firstname.lastname@example.org