Hello, friends and supporters.
COVID-19 has truly changed our lives, the community, and World in ways that we are still learning to deal with. While these times have been difficult on all of us, COVID-19 has impacted our frail, older, and disabled neighbors the most. However, the community has truly stepped up to support ElderNet’s participants and our mission in many different ways. Some community members are volunteering to deliver food from our food pantry to our neighbors who are most at-risk of COVID-19, making sure that no one goes hungry. Other community members are shopping for our vulnerable community members, taking their grocery lists, purchasing the food that they need, and delivering it to their neighbors, ensuring that their cupboards remain full. A group of dedicated volunteers are now making regular phone calls to our isolated neighbors to check in on them, keep them socially engaged, and support them through these trying times. Some community members have begun volunteering to transport our neighbors in need to and from their vital doctors appointments that keep them healthy and treatment compliant. Still other community members have generously donated food, personal care items, and have made monetary donations to support all of ElderNet’s essential services. When you ask what ElderNet is most thankful for during this past difficult year the answer is simple: We are most thankful for our community and community members that have made a difference in the lives of those whom COVID-19 has impacted the most. It is because of their generosity that our neighbors have the support and access to resources they need to remain in their homes, with dignity.
On behalf of ElderNet’s Board of Directors, staff, and participants, thank you for your ongoing, generous support.
Please stay healthy and well.
ElderNet provides a safety net for older and disabled adults to help them remain in their homes with dignity, and strengthens food and financial security for all community members in need of support.
Older and disabled adults will feel cared for, respected, and connected to our community. Those facing food and financial insecurity will find comfort and resources to meet their basic needs. As a result, no one will feel isolated. ElderNet will continue to be a highly regarded service provider, a place for meaningful volunteer service, and a source of dignity and hope.
Make a difference right where you live!! Volunteer your time with flexible hours and assignments from your own computer that fit your schedule.
Hunger isn’t seasonal, which is why ElderNet’s Ada Mutch Community Resource Center (AMCRC) works year-round to feed those in our community who are in need. AMCRC is a one-stop-shop with a licensed social worker and a nurse on staff from Bryn Mawr Hospital. All services are free to income-eligible residents of Lower Merion and Narberth.
ElderNet’s licensed social workers help older and disabled adults find solutions to their problems and challenges. Social workers can connect clients to public benefits, make direct referrals to other local agencies & health care providers, and act as an ongoing support system to the most vulnerable of our community.