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  • Amherst Neighbors

    Agency: Amherst Neighbors

    All members and volunteers who spend time indoors or in a car will continue to wear masks. Members and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

    Amherst Neighbors' volunteers help residents of Amherst and Pelham over the age of 55 thrive at home by helping with simple every-day tasks, and offering meaningful companionship. Amherst Neighbors also has a virtual component, where members can find monthly writing, gardening groups, book discussion, social justice presentations, and discussions on relevant topics. To become a member for free, fill out and mail in the form on the website. Amherst Neighbors will arrange a Welcome Visit at your home to learn about your individual needs. Please call Amherst Neighbors with questions about services OR to find out more about volunteering.

    Services can include: 
    Friendly visits
    > Walking companionship
    > Small indoor tasks (changing a smoke detector, changing a lightbulb, or hanging a picture, etc.)
    > Grocery shopping
    > Prescription pick-up
    > Running errands
    > Providing rides to social events, health care appointments, or shopping
    > Walking your dog after a hospitalization
    > Help with organizing or decluttering
    > Small yard tasks
    > Technical support with computers, phones, or iPads
    > Monthly Coffee Gatherings
    > Speaker Series
    > Variety of Interest Groups (socially distant hiking, biking, knitting and gardening, etc.)
    > And more!

    Agency: Amherst Neighbors

    Languages Offered: English

    Program Fees: None.

    Eligibility: Residents of Amherst and Pelham ages 55 and over.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Amherst, Hampshire County
    • Pelham, Hampshire County

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