Assistance for Older Adults

Older Adult Services of Pennsylvania Volunteer
 

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Any resident of Allegheny County age 60 and older, regardless of income, race, or religious affiliation is eligible for a volunteer.
 

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Would You Like Help With a Few Everyday Tasks?

Perhaps you or someone you know is 60 or older and having some trouble with everyday tasks like grocery shopping or driving to medical appointments.  In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh may be able to help!

The In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh program supports seniors throughout the community with practical, neighborly tasks. We partner with the United Way's Open Your Heart to a Senior initiative and the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging to ensure that we provide the most comprehensive services and referrals.

 If you would like to know more about how we can help you, contact us by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information:
Phone: 412-345-7420
E-mail: ISOS@fswp.org

Who is eligible to receive a volunteer caregiver?

Any resident of Allegheny County age 60 and older, regardless of income, race, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

What activities can the program assist with?

Volunteers are trained to provide the following services for free:
• Transportation or escort to medical appointments, grocery shopping, or errands
• Friendly visits
• Telephone reassurance
• Reading through mail and correspondence

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh has trained and certified Information & Assistance staff who are available to:
• Provide information about and connections to community support
• Provide outreach and training, including targeted outreach to the faith community


Other Free Services for Older Adults:

  • Home Safety Inspections and Equipment Installation: Our Safety for Seniors initiative can send a trained volunteer to conduct a home safety check. This will help reduce your risk for fires and falls in your home. Volunteers also provide free smoke detectors, nightlights, bath mats, and flashlights. Recommended safety modifications, such as grab bar installations, are performed by a professional contractor.
  • Seasonal Outdoor Home Projects: Volunteers can help you with grass cutting in the summer, leaf raking in the fall, and snow shoveling in the winter.

Are there any services that a volunteer is unable to provide?

Housecleaning, chores, respite, assistance to seniors with severe or untreated mental illness, assistance with older adults with dementia, personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing, preparing and administering medication), meal preparation, packing or moving, home repairs, money management and budgeting.

If you need assistance with any of these, please contact our information and referral line and we can direct you to right resources: 412-345-7420