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CAREGIVING OPPORTUNITIES AND NEEDS AS OF 3/12/2017
Call Caregivers for more info on assignments listed below, 432-0877
Elderly female near Shaw’s needs replacement teen laundry helper as hers is graduating soon. Time and day is flexible as long as you are consistent and reliable. Has flourished with teen matches for five years.
Gentleman in East Derry needs new volunteer. Had stroke two years ago and is doing remarkablY well but has a few deficiencies still. Go one afternoon or evening a week and bring laundry up from the basement, then clean bathroom, vacuum, and take his Great Dane, Leo, out for a walk around the cul-de-sac. Non-smoker and very calm and personable.
Elderly woman in senior housing in Derry looking for someone once a week to vacuum, dust and clean bathroom. Family comes once a month for deep cleaning. Non-smoker and no pets. Married 63 years but husband is in nursing home (visits him M, W, F so T and Th would be better for visit.). Very sociable, used to engage constantly with neighbors but can no longer dUE to ambulation and steps to her unit.
Widower, and former avid skier looking for someone to visit with in the afternoons and go on outings together. Goes to McDonald’s each morning, but the afternoons pass very slowly. Doesn’t smoke or have children.
Elderly woman in East Derry now isolated due to heart condition. Seeks female friendly visitor anytime after 11AM later in the week. Enjoys gardening and acrylic painting. Originally from DC. Has small dog. Used to work in payroll.
Elderly couple living near Calvary Christian Church in East Derry looking for help with light housekeeping once a week. No pets and neither smokes. He is a WWII vet, and she is an avid knitter and crafter. He has bad arthritis, and she has poor eyesight. You can’t get any nicer or more appreciative people than these two. Any day or time except Tues/Wed.
Little older lady in Derry Meadows homebound after giving up driving. Has difficulty with light chores, laundry and companionship. A visitor Sat, Sun or Mon would be great. Either sex. Middle-aged preferred. Mornings great. Also open to outings or lunch. Loves computer games, novels, jigsaw puzzles, and conversation.
Army Vet Amputee in Fairways looking for help with dog walking. First and last pee call of the day would be most helpful. 8AM or 8PM.
Elderly couple on High Range looking for cleaning help and friendly visiting. Also bringing heavy groceries from car and trash out on or before weekly trash pickup. Wife looking for a female to visit her. Loves card games, cribbage, needlepoint, shuffleboard and meal time. No smoke or pets.
Social butterfly in South Londonderry looking for visitation. Daytime hours preferred. Likes cards, crosswords, sitting outside. Loves bingo. Grew up in Cambridge.
Dog walker needed for Chihuahua on Auburn Road. Any day between 9AM and 12PM.
Dog walker needed for Pekinese in Vista Ridge Condos on Thursdays, Saturday or Sundays anytime. Owner does smoke.
Overwhelmed husband looking for respite so he can join Monday night bowling league. Lucid wife just has extensive breathing problems. No pets. Children all out of state.
Elderly woman near Senior Center looking for someone to clean up around small apartment (in-law) twice a month. Broken back and neck from minor crashing her car and totaling it. Raised children in Malden. No pets or smoke. Retired from fed. gov. and hotel industry.
Long-time client recently hospitalized looking for someone to help her do laundry in the community building and to run a vacuum. Great sense of humor, very thoughtful. No pets or smoke. Only two times a month. Used to be in social work herself.
Retired 3rd grade teacher from the Cape looking for someone to keep her company when husband needs to go out. Lives on Wash Pond, good health just falling a lot lately.
Husband near Griffin Park looking for respite care for his medically frail wife so he can go shopping, out for appointments or be busy elsewhere in the home. Female preferred. Likes TV, puzzles, Elvis Presley, TCM, and conversation
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