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Project CARE

Project CARE is a friendly visiting program that provides in-home support to family caregivers as well as direct help to frail, homebound older adults.  Project CARE volunteers provide weekly visits and support older adults and caregivers in a variety of ways according to their needs.  Volunteers may choose to assist in the following ways:

  • Friendly visiting
  • Errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping
  • Light yard work
  • Respite for caregivers

Project CARE does not send volunteers to provide respite in situations where hands-on personal care or medical care is needed.  In those instances, Project CARE may arrange to send an aide from an area home care agency to give a few hours of respite to caregivers on a weekly basis.

To learn more about Project CARE email Dawn Sprague, Aging Services Specialist at dsprague@tompkins-co.org or call (607) 274-5499.

For more information on becoming a Project CARE volunteer click here.