Have you heard of ElderHelp? Carrie is with us today to explain how she is helping seniors through ElderHelp. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/stop-this-elderhelp-of-sd-info-could-change-your-life-ep-26
Carrie McClellan is helping seniors through ElderHelp of San Diego.
Elderhelp is a non-profit organization that helps seniors live independently and with dignity.
Carrie started her career as a Social Services Director in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
She worked with many older adults and their families to develop a safe discharge plan when they were ready to return home again. This was an eye opener for her as she realized that many older adults were going home with little to no support from family or friends. If someone was on a fixed income, it was even more difficult. This is when she learned about ElderHelp of San Diego and she’s been the Outreach Manager for nearly 5 years now. She works in the community to ensure that those in need are aware of all the programs and services that ElderHelp of San Diego has to offer. She also recruits volunteers who help provide many of these services. They are always looking for volunteers!
We talked about Mary, who has been a member for 10 years. She is in her 80s and has several health conditions that have impacted her life. Throughout the years, Mary has added different services that ElderHelp of San Diego offers. Her family does not live close. They appreciate and take comfort knowing that there is someone looking out for her.
Learn about some services and programs they offer such as:
- Seniors A Go Go provides escorted transportation.
- Concierge Club offers help with the basic necessities of life such as Grocery Shopping, Friendly Visits, Minor Home Repairs, and more.
- Home Share matches seniors who want to rent a room in their home with adults of all ages who are in need of housing.
- RUOK makes phone calls to people Monday through Friday to check in on them and make sure everything is OK.
For more information or to learn how to volunteer:
For information about programs: (619) 284-9281 or [email protected]
To volunteer, call Carrie directly at: (858) 380-5245 or email her at: [email protected]
Their website is: http://www.elderhelpofsandiego.org
Kathe Kline has been working with retirees for over 25 years. She discovered that retirement is not just about money and insurance, but is also about: Social & Family; Adventure & Travel; Volunteer & Philanthropy; Spirit & Soul, Sexual issues, and Sandwich Generation issues or helping your Family members as they age
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