May 16th is National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day! Strong communities are built on the principle of neighbors reaching out to shoulder each other’s burdens and celebrate each other’s victories. As you think about ways this year to encourage, support and provide for your neighbors we hope you consider the amazing volunteer opportunities that we have at ElderNet.
ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1976 by neighbors who wanted ways to serve their neighborhoods especially frail older adults and disabled persons with low to moderate incomes. Their vision to have neighbors share out of their abundance to provide free practical social services is still thriving almost fifty years later.
Today, there are many different ways that you can serve your neighbors. You can provide rides to doctors appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies for people who can no longer drive. You can become a friendly visitor or caller who checks in on those who cannot easily leave their home. You can donate food and personal care items to the pantry to provide meals for those who are hungry.
Our neighborhoods are only as strong as our weakest neighbor. Let’s share our strength, share our rides, share our food and keep our community strong!