In May, a woman from New Rochelle who lives in Germany was looking for a way, for her 87 year old mother to socialize and get out of her house more. At the suggestion of Professor Carl Procario-Foley, the Director of the Office of Mission and Ministry at Iona College, she contacted us. Her mother is now a member, attending events, and receiving services.
This is not the first time an out-of-town relative has reached out on behalf of a parent living in New Rochelle. In 2016 the office received a call from Glenn Bergman of Philadelphia, inquiring about the services New Rochelle Cares might be able to provide to his 98 year old mother. For a year and half the organization took his mom grocery shopping weekly and she attended many events, including a 99th birthday celebration at their picnic dinner last July. Regrettably, she has since moved to Philadelphia because it was no longer safe for her to live alone, but she fully enjoyed her time with and continues to support the organization. Bergman expressed his appreciation in a letter saying: “My mother considers her independence and freedom to be the most important goal….I want to thank New Rochelle Cares for their dedication to assisting people to age in their own homes. You have extended her life.”
New Rochelle Cares AIP is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving New Rochelle residents 60 and over the practical means and social support to remain in their homes and in the community by providing for the primary needs of our seniors: transportation and socialization.
Visit www.newrochellecares.org, or 914-563-8368. If you have a parent or neighbor who could benefit from their services, contact them. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that you can tailor to your schedule with no fixed commitment, call. If you have an interest in serving on the Board, let them know.