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Escort Seniors to Important Appointments, Errands, Or Shopping Around The City

 

Escort Seniors to Important Appointments, Errands, Or Shopping Around The City

Encore strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment to any senior that may need them from meals to social services, to housing; Encore’s philosophy remains the same: “By nurturing, respecting and enabling, Encore hopes to improve the quality of life of older New Yorkers in need, in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore’s commitment: "We believe that what we do comes from the heart and the heart is the center of all.”

WHAT: Volunteers are needed for their escort program. This is an assisted transportation program designed to help an older person in need of personal accompaniment to a destination in the community, including medical or other appointments, errands, or shopping. It involves assistance and companionship throughout the outing or trip. Persons accompanied by escorts have mobility, vision or cognitive impairments.

WHERE: 239 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019

WHEN: Various as needed, starting now!

TO APPLY: Email Yocastia Jimenez at yjimenez@encorenyc.org

*This is not a New York Cares Project*

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Encore Community Services was founded in 1977 and is located in Manhattan's theatre district on West 49th Street. A multi-purpose agency providing services to more than 14,000 seniors annually. Encore addresses the needs of those elderly whose lives are disrupted by poverty, mental and/or physical frailty or homelessness.