LIFE ELDERCARE INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 3300 Capitol Ave Fremont CA 94538 USA

Mission: Our Mission is to provide direct service programs on behalf of frail,homebound seniors living in Fremont, Newark and Union City that promote healthy lifestyle choices, support daily well-being and enable independent living for as long as safely possible.
Programs: Meals on Wheels - volunteer drivers deliver daily hot, nutritious meals to over 350 frail homebound seniors, Monday - Friday. Friendly Visitors - pairs isolated seniors with volunteers that provide companionship through weekly visits, phone calls, and outings. VIP Rides - links older adults and persons with disabilities with volunteers to accompany & assist them when traveling with Paratransit in the Tri-City area or in volunteer's car (ambulatory persons) to medical appointments, gocery shopping and errands. Falls Prevention provides in-home exercies, home safety assessment, minor home modification, and medication review.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started with Life Eldercare about 13 years ago as a Friendly Visitor and am now on my 6th senior, losing them is heart breaking but we must think of them as a great gift for only a short time. I was asked to join the Board and was deeply honored. I is our job to make sure Life Eldercare survives into the future. It is our goal to keep seniors in their own homes for as long as possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this point the only think I can think of is to raise more money to keep our programs going We have a wonderful dedicated Executive Director and she has made some great changer in her tenure.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seeing the happiness we bring to the seniors we serve is such a satisfying feeling. I am 73 and I volunteer for Friendly Visitors and VIP Rides. We help seniors stay in their own homes as long as possible which is where they are happiest, I know I am.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 72 year old woman who has driven Meals on Wheels on Friday mornings for 12 years, driven VIP rides clients to appointments and served on the organization's Board of Directors. Frequently, I am the only visitor my MOW clients get for the day. Although our visits are short, I know that the daily driver visits give both the client and their family the security of knowing someone will be making a visit each morning to check on their well-being as well as providing a healthy meal. I believe the benefits to the volunteer are equally as beneficial. We are given the opportunity to personally interact with clients who are not as healthy as we are. This kind of service brings a satisfaction to the volunteer's life that can only be appreciated by those who have experienced the joys of hands-on service and personal interaction. There is a light in the eyes of our volunteers and a joy of living I do not meet in most of my other pursuits! Even more interaction and friendship occurs with our Friendly Visitor or VIP Rides programs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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