The CareGivers continues to respond to the needs of homebound seniors across Greater Nashua and Greater Manchester. Our volunteer network is still delivering food through our Caring Cupboard program and driving seniors to medical and other vital appointments through the Caring Rides program. Caring Cupboard volunteers are following strict sanitation and food packaging best practices. Food deliveries are packaged in several layers of plastic bags and left at clients’ doors to prevent direct contact. Caring Rides volunteers are also following proper precautions to safeguard our clients.
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The goal of The CareGivers is to help the elderly and disabled in the Greater Manchester and Nashua area to remain in their homes for as long as possible. The CareGivers, Inc. recruits, screens, trains, and coordinates volunteers to offer presence and assistance to those in need. We provide non-medical services such as transportation, assistance with grocery shopping, free food packages, friendly visits, and reassurance calls. Our care-receivers are often alone, on fixed incomes and without other means of assistance. All of our services are free of charge.
We provide innovative programs that address critical gaps in service to the clients we serve. It is our goal to meet these escalating and evolving needs in our neighborhoods with your help and support. Our programs are not only in line with the recent interest to "rebalance" care for seniors towards the home and community level, but are consistent with what our clients say they want: to stay in their homes. As one care receiver put it, "They'll have to drag me kicking and screaming from my home." We want to help our neighbors age with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible.
The CareGivers, a program of Catholic Charities NH, serves clients in Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Goffstown, Hooksett, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, and Plaistow (Caring Rides only).