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Services We Offer        

 

This list of initial services depends on member interest and volunteer skills and availability. Nashoba Neighbors will revise and refine available services during its Pilot Phase in the fall of 2021. Have other suggestions? Let us know! Members shape the types of services we provide!

 


Transportation 

⏰ Appointments (doctor, hairdresser, physical therapy, classes)

🏣 Shopping & Banking (groceries, gifts, pet supplies, farmer’s market, bank visit, post office)

🎼 Cultural Events (concerts, museum visits, library visit, movie, lectures, presentations)

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Social Get-Togethers (coffee with friends, birthday lunch, town beach visit)

πŸš— Weekend & Evening Transportation (religious services, funeral, special event, town meeting)

πŸ“¬ Errands for Members (mail, dry cleaning, medications, take-out meals, pre-ordered groceries)

 


Light Home Repairs & Upkeep

πŸ”… Occasional Cleaning Tasks (helping with the wash, changing the sheets, sweeping the porch, cleaning up spills or broken glass, cleaning out the fridge)

πŸ›‹ Light Moving Tasks (household furniture, reorganize room to accommodate return from hospital)

πŸ”¨ Repairs (changing light bulbs, repairing a broken lamp or vaccuum)

♻️ Organize Recycling

πŸ—‘ Dump Run (take trash/recycling to curb or to recycling/transfer station; dependent on town policy)

🌿 House plant care

πŸ‘• Reorganize Closets (take goods to local thrift store for donation)

πŸ‘¨‍πŸš’ Detector Check (schedule a visit from the fire department to check smoke/carbon dioxide detectors; dependent on fire department services)

 


Yard/Outdoor Home Care-occasional

🌷 Gardening (planting flowers, shrubs, variety of outdoor plants)

🍁 Raking/Blowing Leaves

🌱 Light Weeding

πŸ’¦ Garden Watering

β›„ Shoveling (removing snow from paths/porches)

🏠 Sanding Walkways

 


Change of Season Chores

🏑 Yard Furniture (Putting away porch furniture and planters)

πŸšͺ Changing Screen/Storm Doors

🌬 Fans (installing/removing small air conditioners and fans)

🌲 Firewood (stacking or bringing in wood)

πŸ”₯ Fireplace (end-of-season removal of fireplace ashes)

πŸ’§Hoses (putting away/taking out yard hoses)


 

 


Friendly Visits & Wellness Checks

β˜• Drop Ins (informal visits for tea or coffee or lunchtime chats)

πŸ‘¬ Pastimes (card games, puzzles, crafting, read alouds)

πŸ“ž Check Ins (phone call check-ins, including check-ins during and after big weather events and power outages)

πŸ˜‡ Respite Care (relieving family caregivers for short periods of time or dropping by when other caregivers are unable to visit)

🚢Walking Buddy

 


Short-Term Emergency Supports

πŸ— Home Checks (checking that doors are locked, services are off, all is in good order)

🌿 House Plant Watering

πŸ“¬ Mail Pick Up

🐢 Pet Care (pet feeding, dog walking)

 


Support with Technology

πŸ“± Learn how to use phones, ipads, Kindle, computers / laptops, remotes, answering machines, TVs and related units

🌐 Learn how to use applications, such as Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook, email

🀳Install home assistance devices like Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Assistant

πŸ–₯ Install or update applications on the computer, TV, phone

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’ΌTroubleshoot technology difficulties and/or contact technical support services directly

πŸ–¨ Replace printer cartridges

πŸ”‹ Change remote or back-up batteries

⏺ Research personal emergency assistance devices (like LifeAlert, 5-Star/Great Call)

 


Home Management Support

πŸ“… Scheduling (schedule home services or appointments)

πŸ“« Mail and Bill Payment Assistance

πŸ– Fill out Forms

☎️ Phone Call Assistance

πŸ“ Organizing (paperwork or files)

πŸ’» Local Service Research (help research local services available for members to hire)

 


Social & Educational Activities

(some free, some paid or tickets req'd)

🎲 Interest Groups (cribbage club, book groups, knitting gathering, woodshop talk, gardening club, hiking group) (free)

🍧 Social Gatherings (coffee club, food and performances)

πŸ’‘Learning Events (speakers, classes, workshops)

🧘‍♂️ Health & Wellness Classes (classes provided by local organizations)

🎑 Trips (museums, fairs, sporting events, concerts, or cultural affairs)

πŸŽ—Civic Engagement (conversations with local and state officials, get-out-the-vote activities, discussion forums) (free)