The Alliance for Aging Research is working to help older adults during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are some resources to help you stay informed and ways for you to get involved:
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In Need of Volunteers for Older Adult Assistance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
There are more than 600 area agencies on aging around the U.S. that provide home and community-based services for older adults. Requests for important volunteer services have increased since older adults are staying home to protect themselves, including:
- meal delivery,
- check-in calls, and
- grocery assistance
Many of the volunteers that typically provide these services are older adults themselves, so the drop off in volunteers has been significant. The Alliance for Aging Research is connecting potential volunteers with local agencies through the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
To volunteer, a previous basic background check may be required (the local agency should be able to help), along with a kind heart and time to help.