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Causes: Health

Mission: Giving everyone a new perspective on life.

Target demographics: Everyone

Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: Information Management, Raising Awareness, Special Interest Research, Elder Helpers, LifeStyle Guide

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10 Johanna S.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

The elderly woman who contacted me told me she called numerous others and never got a reply.
Beware of Elder Helpers at elderhelpers.org don’t make the same mistake I did; do your research. I was looking for an opportunity to help seniors in my area, joined Elder Helpers as a volunteer, what a mistake. Not only are they not a BBB accredited business but it is of my opinion that they are stealing money from seniors and their families. All they do is sell a list of names and numbers to unsuspecting seniors and their families looking for help. The list contains a few honest people like me looking to help but I’m certain many on the list are bogus. I know that there are the same people who have created more than one profile because that is what has brought me to stand up against Elder Helpers at elderhelpers.org. When attempting to login to update my profile I was told that my password was incorrect so I went for to the “Forgot Password” option. On their website the “Forgot Password” process is to type your email address into a text box and they are supposed to send you and email to reset the password but this email never came. After I made several attempts and didn’t get the email to reset my password I contacted Elder Helpers. Here is the email volley:
Me: I'm a volunteer looking to update my profile. I have tried several times to reset password but never get an email to do so.
Mary R: Have you tried resetting it?
Me: I've never gotten the reset email.
Mary R: There is a link under the login box to reset your password.
Me: Yes, I know and I've tried it several times but I'm not getting and email from your site to reset it.
Mary R: You can try re-registering with a different email address.
Me: No, I will not register again. Do you understand what I am trying to convey? After selecting that I have forgotten my password your website prompts me to enter my email address and states it will send me an email to reset my password and I'm not getting that email. I have checked my junk mail too.
I expect you to fix this problem with your website by the end of the day.
Eder Helpers responded with their generic see our FAQ (frequently asked questions) on our website.
They did not fix the problem so here I am shouting out a warning to all: Beware of Elder Helpers at elderhelpers.org!
On their home page you will find a short “About Us” blurb that includes the statement, “We believe that compassion at its finest is free”. Their service is not free, so what does that say to you about their compassion?
Please share my experience with others let us use the power of the Internet for good and warn everyone of this organization and to educate others not to make my mistake and to research before getting involved with any organization.

Review from Guidestar

8

Donor

Rating: 1

after paying for this service for a family member, he tried to contact 3 volunteers only to be told by one that he had no idea what my family member was talking about when asked if he was a volunteer for elderhelpers .........then tried calling 2 others on the list who never answer the phone!!! what's up with this??????????
shirley

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am particularly impressed with Elder Helpers ability to provide an interconnectedness for different facilities. It is great for volunteers to be able to met and serve Elders in the community assigned to them.

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Carissazwar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked for Elder Helpers for the Elderly for over 2 years, and it is a terrific organization. The staff is totally dedicated to the mission and wonderful to work with.

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Lee_27

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was able to locate a helper for my mum through the elderhelpers.org service so I am very grateful to this organization. I live on the other side of the country and it was helpful to be able to find someone through the web and go through the screening and matching at a distance.

HarvardVegan

Board Member

Rating: 5

I like the multidimensional vision of C.A.R. -
(a) helping elders today,
(b) researching eldercare issues today so that future best practices in eldercare can be improved,
(c) researching today the aging process itself so that knowledge produced today can result in better understanding of aging and how aging alters human needs for individuals, communities, and populations,
(d) emphasizing the preventive knowledge (keeping your health - keeping the health that one currently has) through the translation of relevant knowledge into improved living practices so that we can live better for longer, and
(e) researching the social implications of longevity (and statistically a progressively more 'aged' population) and how societies, governments, and others can integrate that knowledge into policy formation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Elders Helpers was unbelievably rewarding. I work full-time and so I was seeking a way that I could give back to the community with flexible schedule. Staff find ways to accommodate my request. It gives me an opportunity to served the elders on my own way of helping them, though it's a small gesture from my side but I know I touch someone's lives. I will continue to volunteer my time with them as I learn to love them.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to have given to this organization as I know that its people work hard and are focused on doing good in this very important focus that is aging.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really thank Elderhelpers.org for getting volunteers to keep my lonely nana company. She is back to her old cheerful self again. I hope that this will go on for a long time. Thanks again.

Review from Guidestar

6

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I signed up to volunteer and donated the required $20. Once I did so, I tried to open the training and next step material only to find out it would not open due to "problem with the content". I tried to reply to the confirmation email only for it to be returned "undeliverable" and indicting there was no such email address. I feel completely scammed and have taken action to make sure this doesn't happen to others.

Comments ( 1 )

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HealthyYears 01/22/2013

A donation is NOT required to volunteer as clearly stated in the tips section and in our FAQs. A recent browser and PDF reader is needed to read our training material. Our email works fine: help@elderhelpers.org

Review from Guidestar