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    Visiting Neighbors: Shop and Escort


    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Aging with Dignity
    • Volunteer Type: Individual, With Parent/Guardian, Special Events
    • Minimum Age: 15
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    Since 1972, Visiting Neighbors has been a trusted life-line, helping seniors in lower Manhattan as they face the challenges of aging, most often alone, to remain independent and safe in their own homes while also staying connected, informed and a vital part of the New York Community.

    For a senior, crossing New York City's busy streets can be an overwhelming challenge. Our volunteers help seniors make trips to the grocery store or pharmacy. When the weather is bad, or the senior is not up to a trip outside, volunteers can go shopping for them. We escort seniors to medical appointments to provide them with both a steady arm to lean on and emotional support. On nice days, our volunteers may walk outside with seniors for exercise, fresh air and companionship.

    Visit our website for more information.