Volunteers needed for the Council on Aging Chore Program. Help your community by volunteering a few hours to clean up a senior’s yard. Make it a family outing and teach your kids the value of being a volunteer. Call the COA office at 978-386-2424 ext. 27 to sign up.
Meals on Wheels & Friendly Visitor Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for two very important programs that support Ashby elders. Do you have an hour or so available in the middle of the day once a week? Meals on Wheels drivers are needed for Tuesdays or Fridays at 11:15 a.m. The Meals on Wheels program provides a nutritious, hot meal to homebound seniors five days per week. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. Please call Marcia Zanibon at 978-386-6880 to volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
A new program introduced last year to support isolated Ashby seniors is the Friendly Visitor program. Many elders live alone and Friendly Visiting promotes better physical, mental and emotional health for seniors while creating lasting and meaningful relationships between seniors and volunteers.
Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with an Ashby elder and volunteer one or two hours of their time each week. Time spent together can include talking, writing letters, playing cards, taking walks or rides, running errands together or reading. All Council on Aging volunteers are required to have a CORI check (criminal background). If you wish to be a Friendly Visitor please call Marcia Zaniboni at 978-386-2424 ext. 27.