Help with Technology The Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village staff will coordinate volunteer assistance at home for those members who need help using computers and cell phones.
Minor Home Assistance
Minor Home Assistance, the Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Vilalge staff will coordinate volunteers for changing light bulbs and batteries for smoke/fire detectors in member’s home.
Home Repair and Handy Man Services
Home Repair and Handyman Services , the Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village staff will provide members with the names of at least two qualified, pre-screened home repair and handyman services. Some providers may offer services at reduced rates. Our staff will follow up to ensure satisfaction with the work performed and maintain a list of names of home repair and handyman service providers who have good ratings on Angie’s List, and have no serious complaints with the Better Business Bureau. In addition, any contractor who provides home improvements must be registered in Texas.
Periodic Check-in Buddy System
Periodic Check-in Upon request, staff, other members and volunteers will make periodic, at least weekly, phone calls or quick stop-ins to those members who are shut-ins and live alone to check on their well-being.
Elder Education This is a seminar program coordinated by the Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village staff geared toward seniors and those caring for seniors. Professional developed seminars on topics related to aging will be offered.
Classes for new technologies, financial management and other topics important to our community.
Shopping and Errands
Shopping and Errands, Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village staff and volunteers will coordinate the local transportation needs to members for shopping assistance and hairdressers, as needed, either picking up groceries and prescriptions and running errands for them or accompanying them as they do so themselves.
Medical Appointment Notes, staff will schedule a volunteer to accompany a member to a medical office appointment to take notes on behalf of the member if pre-approved in writing by the member.
Transportation staff will schedule volunteers or public transportation to drive members to medical and other necessary local appointments. Because our volunteers may not have experience with or access to child seats we can not transport children who require car seats. Because of liability issues, we can not transport anyone who is bound to a wheel chair but can help members make arrangements with our local CARTS service which has a wheel chair lift for transportation needs.
Social Events, Staff and volunteers will coordinate periodic luncheons and teas, as a means to socialize with other members. If there is sufficient interest from members, other social events including games and other activities, will be planned so members can socialize and stay connected to the community. Members will be able to keep in touch through the Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village website and periodic newsletters which will contain information about other activities in the community of interest to members.
Resource and Referral
Resource & Referral The Neighbor to Neighbor: A Texas Village staff will listen to concerns and issues of members and determine the type of service they need. If the member needs a type of service not provided as part of the Aging at home program, then a suitable service agency or other service provider will be contacted and informed of the member’s need.