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How to Help Seniors

Be a good neighbor and lend a hand to our vulnerable members of the community
By - posted 3/19/2020 No Comment

The outbreak of COVID-19 has put our seniors and those with compromised immune systems at greater risk.

We encourage you to please check on your at-risk loved ones in this time to see if they need anything. See if you can place an online grocery order for them or drop off anything they might need. Also, a phone call or video chat goes a long way to stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Nextdoor’s Help Map

If you’d like to help our vulnerable members of the community, the free app Nextdoor, has made an easy way to help with an interactive Help Map. You can add your household to their “Help Map” to indicate you’re willing and able to help out a neighbor. You can specify which tasks like grocery shopping you’re able to assist with. Interested neighbors can message you through the app to ask for assistance.

To join Nextdoor (it’s free), follow the instructions to sign up and verify your address.

Meals on Wheels

San Francisco Meals on Wheels is actively looking for Meal Delivery Assistants and Volunteers for Meal Drops during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up to volunteer. Get in touch with your local provider of Meals on Wheels to find out how you can help.

If you have the means, consider a donation to Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. Donated funds will replenish food supplies, subsidize additional transportation and personnel costs, enable tech-based efforts to check in on isolated seniors and support timely distribution of science-based information needed to ensure safe care for all. >>Donate


Other Ways to Help

Thanks to Nob Hill / Raleys for this list.

Categories: Charity & Volunteering

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