Become a HomeCare Options
Volunteer Grocery Shopper
senior citizens living in Passaic County lead active and self-sufficient
lives, there are those who must
depend on their community for some help
in doing so. Among these men and women
the disabled and homebound seniors who are unable to shop for
County there are many older adults who cannot get to the grocery store.
They are unable to buy food or basic necessities on their own. As a
result, many of these senior citizens are faced with a threat to their
well-being and must consider nursing homes or supervised living
arrangements. They are at risk of losing their independence, even though
they are fully capable of caring for themselves at home.
Volunteer Coordinator Virginia Statile recognizes
Wilson Sanchez for 10 years of service as a volunteer shopper at the
HomeCare Options 2008 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Groceries for Seniors was developed to help our older neighbors remain
living comfortably in their own homes. By matching a senior with a
volunteer friend who will do their grocery shopping; Passaic County
seniors are better able to continue living their lives with dignity and
confidence. In 2012 our 75 volunteers did 3016 shopping
visits to 136 seniors.
Q: Who is eligible for the service?
A: Any homebound senior who lives in
Passaic County is eligible for the program
Q: How often will my volunteer shop?
A: Once a week, if needed, or once
every two weeks
Q: Do Shoppers drive the person to the store with them?
A: Shoppers do not take clients
shopping, but will come to the home to pick up the grocery list,
coupons, and money
Q: Do the Volunteers shop for things
other than groceries?
A: Shoppers may pick up prescriptions
Q: Is there a fee for this service?
A: No, there is no fee. Donations will gladly be accepted but are not
Here to see a recent Herald News Article on the program.
For more information on what it means
to be a volunteer shopper call, write us, or email to the address below.
House Call Groceries for Seniors
c/o HomeCare Options
2 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
973-523-1224 and ask for our Volunteer Coordinator
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