The CareGivers, Inc. provides free nonmedical services to homebound seniors and disabled individuals so that they can maintain their independence and dignity and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. CareGivers’ volunteers help the homebound cope with the daily challenges of acquiring transportation, food, and companionship. Our programs emphasize face-to-face interaction between clients and volunteers, providing a compassionate presence for clients while also allowing volunteers to witness the immediate impact of their service. We serve the Greater Manchester and Greater Nashua areas.
The CareGivers values the contributions to society that our clients have made over their lives. We designed our programs to show them that their community cares for them in their time of need. If you would like to participate in any of the following programs, specific details are available in the Needs section below.
Rides for Healthy Living
Our senior clients may remember a time when physicians regularly made house calls, but today visiting a doctor’s office usually involves driving or riding the bus. A lack of reliable transportation prevents many homebound individuals from scheduling regular medical appointments. This program matches volunteers with clients who need a non-emergency ride to see their doctor. By practicing preventative healthcare, our clients can live longer and healthier lives.
Food for the Homebound
Although grocery shopping sometimes seems like a chore, for many clients it serves as an opportunity to exercise safely, see new faces, and feel like part of the community. Our clients lack reliable transportation and experience limited physical mobility. As a result, they need a little extra help getting to the store and carrying bags home. This program matches volunteers with clients who need a ride to and from the supermarket.
CareGivers Caring Cupboard
Help feed the generation that once fed us! The Caring Cupboard program delivers free, monthly, personalized packages of groceries straight to the client’s kitchen. Eligible clients live with small, fixed incomes, so the money they save on food can be used for other basic needs (such as housing and medicine). Volunteers power all stages of the program, including: calling clients, packing bags, and delivering groceries. We encourage both individuals and groups to sign up for a delivery.
Friendly Visits and Reassurance Calls
Everyone needs a friend, but not everyone can leave their home to find one. Although often passed over for more serious problems, companionship stands out as a basic need that homebound individuals often find difficulty fulfilling. This program matches volunteers with clients that are seeking a pleasant conversation. Volunteers can choose whether they would like to visit a client’s home or talk over the phone.
The CareGivers operates in Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Brookline, Candia, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Hudson, Litchfield, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, and Nashua.