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Buffalo Senior Living Resources

Located on the shores of Lake Erie across the Niagara river from Canada, Buffalo, NY is a friendly, established city known for its neighborly atmosphere, industrial, working-class roots and small-town feel. Thanks to the recent redevelopment of the Canalside District, downtown Buffalo is now home to over 1,000 community events every year, including free concerts each Thursday at Central Wharf, NHL hockey games at First Niagara Place, and summertime outdoor yoga. Options for senior living in Buffalo include something for everyone, making this a great place to enjoy an active retirement.

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Median Senior Living Costs

Buffalo, NY

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Senior Living in Buffalo, NY is:

  • 12% less expensive than the state of New York
  • 17% less expensive than the Northeast region
  • 2% more expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Professional Senior Services

Explore the Directory to find local senior products and services that meet the needs of you and your family.

Senior Services

Home Solutions specializes in senior move management, helping seniors move forward into the next phase of living. We can sort through a life-time of possessions, determine what will fit in the new space, pack, unpack for local moves, haul away donations, and provide referrals to other reputable service providers. Founded in 2005, we are fully insured and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Our mission is to empower seniors to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. We are staffed with experienced, patient caregivers dedicated to senior care and companionship. Serving Seniors provides the highest level in-home non-medical care and companionship to the senior community in Syracuse and the surrounding area. Families and seniors can be assured of friendly, personalized service from dedicated, compassionate caregivers. Caregiving services include:

  • Companion Care
  • Errands & Transportation
  • Housekeeping & Meals
  • Medication Reminders
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping, Laundry & Yard Work
  • Holiday Decorating

Local Services and Government

Local Attractions and Amenities

Upcoming Buffalo Senior Events
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Jun 25, 2017 through Jun 30, 2017
Varysburg, NY
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Upcoming Buffalo Volunteer Events for Seniors
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Buffalo, NY

Volunteers needed to enhance community awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the Alzheimer’s Association and the WNY Chapter, providing information on relevant programs and...

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Buffalo, NY

Our homebound seniors have a special place in our hearts. We can ensure the same will be true for you as a volunteer driver and/or server with Meals on Wheels!

A simple smile or greeting from a...

May 01, 2017 through Oct 30, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
St. John's
Rochester, NY

This is a Friday afternoon event. Lots of fun for all that attend. Everyone has an opportunity to play along.

Apr 07, 2017 through Apr 06, 2018
Rochester, NY

Many years ago, Jewish Family Service helped relocate hundreds of Russian immigrants to the Rochester area. Over the years, as the population has aged, we have tailored our services to meet their...

Jun 01, 2017 through Aug 31, 2017
Rochester, NY
We are looking for volunteers who will take a member outside and just visit with them. Our members love going outdoors and we have so many garden spaces to enjoy but a member must be accompanied...
Dec 29, 2016 through Jun 29, 2017
Long Island City, NY

SENIOR SERVICES VOLUNTEER

Purpose/Objective

The Senior Services Volunteer will help the senior center by providing his/her time interacting with and serving seniors through various means. By...

Jun 01, 2017 through Sep 01, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St. John's
Rochester, NY

Help to transport our elders to concerts in the courtyard. Lazy summer days of music enjoyed by all.

Sep 13, 2016 through Aug 02, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Rochester, NY
Opportunity for a volunteer to teach English As A Second Language to elderly seniors starting October 2016 to May 2017. Teaching would be once weekly (Tuesdays preferred but flexible) for...
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New York, NY

We are seeking individuals to assist weekly with transporting residents to Religious Services
SHABBAT (Weekly): Fridays Afternoons 2:30pm-5:00pm
SHABBAT(Weekly): Saturday Mornings 9:30am-12:00pm

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Rochester, NY
An elder member here is a painter and would like to paint more frequently with the help of a volunteer. The member needs assistance getting her supplies to an area where she can paint on her...
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Sunnyside, NY

I have ELEVEN clients in Jackson Heights, Queens who need someone to visit them. (More than one volunteer is needed). If you have an hour a week you could dedicate to these lonely seniors, please...

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New Hyde Park, NY

Make a difference in a senior's life. Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is a volunteer-based program which aims to help seniors and their families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or other...

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JASA
Brooklyn, NY

Purpose

Regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Lead a weekly yoga class for seniors to help keep them active.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of seniors in a weekly yoga...
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Rochester, NY

A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce concerns about falling. Trained facilitators conduct eight two-hour sessions designed for small groups. During the class,...

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New York, NY

Jewish Home Lifecare is seaking spanish speaking individuals who can commit to friendly visiting our spanish speaking residents on a weekly or monthly basis.You could be that person who will...

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Rochester, NY

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

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Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council is seeking Fun and innovative volunteers who are interested in spending one hour, one day a week with a homebound senior citizen. We have a large...

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Plainview, NY

We are currently looking for a caring and dedicated volunteer to provide one on one companionship to a resident of our Intensive Care Facility in Plainview. This is an elderly female looking for...

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Canastota, NY

Volunteer drivers are needed to take older adults to medical appointments. Mileage reimbursement is offered

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Mt. Morris, NY

Volunteer Drivers are the KEY to independence and safety for our older neighbors who are no longer able to drive.

Help older adults and disabled individuals throughout Livingston County remain...

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New York, NY

It is widely known that exercise leads to a healthier heart, stronger bones and increased flexibility. For seniors, exercise is even more impactful. Results include slower mental decline; delay or...

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New York, NY

Help Elders Attend Shabbat Services at Jewish Home Lifecare

Work with our Rabbi on Friday afternoons or Saturday Mornings to assist with Shabbat Services. As a Shabbat Service Volunteer, you will...

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New York, NY

Volunteers will assist with the upkeep of our library, shelving books, visiting residents with our mobile book cart to offer selections, working with staff to assess new book needs, and if...

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Brooklyn, NY

Help out an elderly neighbor by keeping them company on appointments!

Heights and Hills is a 44 year old non-profit organization that promotes successful aging in the community. We provide free...

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New York, NY

The New Jewish Home is looking for skilled leaders! If an educator looking to facilitate a discussion group or an Artist or Musician interested in an Arts group. We would like to speak with you to...

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New York, NY

MJHS

Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life patients. MJHS Hospice provides care for pediatric and adult patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living...

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Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council is seeking Fun and innovative volunteers who are interested in spending one hour, one day a week with a homebound senior citizen.

Our senior citizens are...

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brooklyn, NY

The eldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit! Visit a senior in your area and learn from them and grow mentally and spiritually all while relieving the feeling of isolation by visiting a...

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Brooklyn, NY

The Victorian Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Crown Heights Brooklyn. Our mission is to enhance awareness and respect, among younger generations for our elderly.

We are...

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Rochester, NY
The Freindly Home is looking for Therapy Dogs to visit with our members. Our members love seeing dogs in our facility and we are looking for dog teams that would like to come and visit regularly....
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St. John's
Rochester, NY

Any time of day, come and sit in the courtyard on a sunny day with an elder and chat. On a rainy day come visit by the fireplace. Play a game of checkers and share some memories.

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Sunnyside, NY

I have 2 Intalian-speaking seniors in Astoria, Queens who needs someone to visit him/her. The volunteer must also speak enough English to communicate with the Program Coordinator. If you have an...

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Mt. Morris, NY

Longer life is a blessing. But it can also be a challenge for the members of our community who are struggling with isolation. They are our neighbors, our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and...

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Hilton, NY

Mt Carmel House is a Comfort Care Home for the Terminally Ill. We would love for you to join our family in helping to care for these individuals as they pass through their final journey here on...

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New York, NY

Working with our Department of Religious Life, Volunteers assist with religious services including assisting assist with set up, and escort/transport elders within our facility to and from the...

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Sunnyside, NY

I currently have 2 seniors with dogs in Forest Hills and these dogs need to be walked! Both seniors are smokers and that makes it more challenging to find volunteers to help their dogs! Could you...

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Ghent, NY
Help collect and prepare collage images for ASCC's free outreach art projects for work with the elderly, including those with Alzheimer's and other cognitive issues. Someone who enjoys working...
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New Hyde Park, NY

Parker Jewish Institute’s Comprehensive Community Hospice has been providing highly specialized care to terminally ill patients since 1997 and welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds....

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Bronx, NY

If you are patient, understanding, friendly, caring, and available just one morning per week, you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

Our wonderful volunteers provide...

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New York, NY

Objective

Facilitate Coming of Age workshops for adults 60+ at nine PSS Senior Centers (in upper Manhattan and the Bronx) on how to consider and plan for what’s next in their lives. In each of the...

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Oyster Bay, NY

Public Relations, Marketing Assistants: Skilled Writers, Skilled Professional Needed

Individuals skilled at writing, promotion, journalism, media or community relations would find interesting...

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Sunnyside, NY

I have a Greek-speaking man in Astoria, Queens who needs someone to visit him. The volunteer must also speak enough English to communicate with the Program Coordinator. If you have an hour a week...

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Rochester, NY

We are currently in need of volunteers to work in our Gift Shop/Cafe at The Friendly Home. Working in the Gift Shop involves visiting with Members and families while they are shopping, providing...

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brooklyn, NY

You can volunteer and make a real difference in a homebound individual’s life in so many different ways. W e are a dynamic and diverse group of volunteers or “Friendly Visitors” who visit...

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Rochester, NY

We are currently in need of volunteers to work in our Gift Shop/Cafe at The Friendly Home. Working in the Gift Shop involves visiting with Members and families while they are shopping, providing...

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brooklyn, NY

If you live in Brooklyn or travel to Brooklyn on a weekly basis and can commit to one hour a week for at least 6 months, this is the program to be part of! You won’t regret it!

The majority of our...

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Syracuse, NY

Do you have wisdom to share? Are you 60 or better and enjoy offering guidance to younger generations?

Members of the Elder Wisdom Circle are seniors who share their wisdom with young advice seekers...

On-going
New York, NY

Come join the elders at The New Jewish Home to assist with some weekly exercise programs. Volunteers will escort elders to & from the program and join in for the exercise groups.

Mondays - "Total...

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Brooklyn, NY

Overview:

The Guardianship Project’s new volunteer program aims to assist our case managers in providing more frequent, friendly interaction with our clients. Volunteers not replace our current...

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Farmingdale (office location), NY

Rebuilding Together Long Island is seeking volunteers to help their neighbors in Nassau and Suffolk. We are an all volunteer group dedicated to assisting low-income individuals and families with...

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brooklyn, NY

Visit a homebound senior in your area! Not only will you make a difference in their lives but you will learn so much form them!

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to serious consequences...

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Rochester, NY

This is an opportunity to be part of a neighborhood/community of Members (residents), employees, family members and other volunteers and to develop meaningful relationships with the Elders of our...

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Brooklyn, NY

MJHS Hospice provides a specialized program of care and services for end-of-life patients. MJHS Hospice provides care for pediatric and adult patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living...

On-going
New York, NY

Come join the elders at The New Jewish Home for the Knitting, Crochet, and Beading workshop. This is a great opportunity for a creative individual. We are seeking Volunteers who are avaliable...

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Brooklyn, NY

Hospice volunteers:

  • Visit patients in their homes and in facilities offering companionship and a chance to reminisce
  • Read books, newspapers and other favorites to people when they aren’t able...
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Sunnyside, NY

I have EIGHT Spanish-speaking clients who are lonely and desperately need socialization in Astoria. If you have a little free time you could dedicate to getting to know someone and speak Spanish...

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Brooklyn, NY

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council is seeking Fun and innovative volunteers who are interested in spending one hour, one day a week with a homebound senior citizen.

Our senior citizens are...

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New York, NY
More than half of all people over 65 have hypertension (high blood pressure). There are usually no symptoms, which is why the condition has been dubbed "the silent killer." Uncontrolled high blood...
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New Rochelle, NY

United Hebrew of New Rochelle--a five-start nursing home and rehabilitation facility in the Westchester, NY is looking for weekend volunteers. Our fun recreation department is especially...

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Brooklyn, NY

Do you live or work in Flatbush/EastFlatbush? We are looking for kind, patient, firendly volunteers who are interested in getting to know their frail and/or hombound older neighbors.

Become a...

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Elmira, NY
If you enjoy working with the elderly come join and help supervise a local senior nutrition site. These sites provide a hot meal, socialization and a chance to make new friends for our older...
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Rochester, NY
We currently have quite a few italian speaking members who would like to have visitors to chat with in their own language. All visiting will be done in The Friendly Home with the help of employees...
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Poughkeepsie, NY

Home Delivered Meal Drivers deliver a nutritious midday meal to the homebound, frail elderly of Dutchess County from one of our 9 Senior Friendship Centers. Most drivers volunteer once a week for...

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Sunnyside, NY

Studies show that having a pet can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Many seniors have pets, but need a little help caring for them. HELP A SENIOR KEEP THEIR PET!!

I...

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Bath, NY

If you enjoy driving and meeting new people then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors in various communities: Bath, Addison,...

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JASA
New York, NY

Purpose
Help to ensure seniors are receiving warm, nutritious meals in a timely, orderly manner by assisting with set-up, serving and clean-up for weekday lunches.

Responsibilities
* Set tables...

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New York, NY

As a friendly volunteer at Jewish Home Lifecare you could be that person who will listen, that much needed friend by spending time visiting residents, socializing, playing cards, reading to the...

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Sunnyside, NY

Studies show that having a pet can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Many seniors have pets, but need a little help caring for them. HELP A SENIOR KEEP THEIR PET!!

I...

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Bath, NY

Deliver meals to people in need within your community and make a huge impact on someone's day. Home meal delivery is sometimes the only friendly contact a meal recipient has during the day -...

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BHSN
Plattsburgh, NY

BHSN's Eldercare Program provides an array of services to caregivers and their aging loved ones. Our services include Caregiver Respite, a lending library (videos and books), confidential support...

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Poughkeepsie, NY

The Dutchess County Office for the Aging uses volunteers to help deliver meals to the homebound elderly, assist at our Senior Friendship Centers, lead exercise and brain games classes, assist with...

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Sunnyside, NY

Studies show that having a pet can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Many seniors have pets, but need a little help caring for them. HELP A SENIOR KEEP THEIR PET!!

I...

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New York, NY

Jewish Home Lifecare is seeking music lovers to assist with our Music Appreciation Program.

Please apply online at the following link:...

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Albany, NY
You can drive grateful clients of a local food pantry home. Help someone, often an elderly person, get his or her heavy groceries back home. Our volunteer drivers do a two-hour shift and it's a...
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Hempstead, NY

EAC Network In-Home Respite Services is a not-for-profit program helping older adults and their family caregivers in Nassau County. No minimum or maximum number of hours, we will work with your...

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Belmont, NY

Provide social contact to homebound elderly in Allegany County by visiting them in their home.

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New York, NY

At this time, Bill Payer is only recruiting for Russian speaking volunteers. Please contact the DFTA Volunteer Resource Center for more information if you are a Russian speaker and interested in...

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Belmont, NY

Provide transportation for the elderly throughout Allegany County to the phamacy, bank, medical appointments, grocery stores, Senior Luncheon Centers and other OFA functions.

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White Plains, NY

Help provide free pet food to economically challenged elderly, disabled, and veterans who can no longer afford to feed their pets. Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry urgently needs volunteers to assist...

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Belmont, NY

Delivery of meals to the elderly in Allegany County. The work is performed according to an established routine which the Nutrition Services Coordinator surpervises and directs.

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Sunnyside, NY

I have several non-English speaking clients who are lonely and desperately need socialization. If you have a little free time you could dedicate to getting to know someone and speak Spanish,...

On-going
Sunnyside, NY

Studies show that having a pet can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Many seniors have pets, but need a little help caring for them. HELP A SENIOR KEEP THEIR PET!!

I...

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New York, NY

Great opportunity for students and adults alike. Volunteers are needed weekdays until 4:00 pm to assist with patient ambulation. Transport residents to and from their physical therapy...

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Bath, NY

The Steuben County Health Care Facility is the perfect place to put your volunteer plans into action!

Volunteering for as little as 1 hour a week can make such a difference to the residents of this...

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New York, NY

Volunteers are needed weekdays and weekends to assist our recreation therapy staff in organizing, promoting and participating in activities with the residents both one to one and in a group...

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Belmont, NY

Provide contact to homebound elderly clients by telephone calls made at the same time every day. This provides socialization for the client and an important check on the client's well being. If...

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Belmont, NY

Provides minor home repairs for the elderly in Allegany County. An assessment of certain repairs will be provided to determine whether or not that repair is within the scope of the capabilities of...

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Astoria, NY

Three ways to help!

1). Help serve or cook a morning meal for hungry senior citizens one to two Saturdays a month from 9-12.

2). Entertainers wanted! Share your talents with us. Volunteers must be...

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New York, NY

Work under the direction of the staff and with other volunteers to assist in transporting residents in wheelchairs to and from Therapeutic Recreation Activities in the building.

Please apply online...

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Canastota, NY
Assist serving and delivering meals to senior citizens
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SYRACUSE, NY

Food service volunteers work in the Meals on Wheels commercial kitchen and assist with preparing nutritious meals for up to 400 seniors each day. Food service volunteers help to prepare and...

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Bath, NY

Several programs throughout the county use volunteers to transport the elderly, living in their homes but no longer able to drive safely, to medical appointments and other needs. Trips are...

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DOROT, Inc
New York, NY

Teach basic computer skills and internet navigation to a senior in their home.

Lessons are 1-4 sessions, depending on the senior’s needs, for approximately one hour.

Interview, training,...

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Canastota, NY

Counselors who have completed a training program are available to help understand Medicare and private insurance plans, help process claims, advocate on your behalf when necessary, and make...

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Canandaigua, NY

Ontario ARC has several residents in the community who would benefit from volunteers that are interested in visiting, playing board games/cards, and general companionship. Residential sites...

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New Hyde Park, NY

Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands community service program of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation that recruits and trains volunteers to step in for the family caregivers...

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Webster, NY

You can make a difference in the lives of those who need you in the community. Here’s how:

  • Meals On Wheels Driver/Server - deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound, elderly or...
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New Rochelle, NY

We are looking to add volunteers to our newly-developed dementia unit as well as to other units throughout the facility! We are looking for people with special talents to provide alternative...

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Ballston Spa, NY

Rebuilding Together is a non profit that offers home repairs to low income homeowners who are elderly, disabled or a verteran at no cost to the homeowner. We are looking for a reliable front desk...

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Brooklyn, NY

Since 1971, Heights and Hills has helped Brooklyn's older adults age successfully in their communities with independence, dignity and grace.

Our Friendly Visiting program matches volunteers of all...

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