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December 31

Helping Hands Senior Home Repair

Helping Hands Volunteer Center

Organization Mission

We are transforming lives by providing seniors with the necessary support to safely age in place. We do this by connecting seniors with opportunities for greater independence and engagement in our community.

The Big Idea:
Lend a Helping Hand

This year, Helping Hands volunteers helped more than 200 low-income seniors, disabled older adults, and veterans to age safely in our community and maintain independence. We provide home safety checks and basic modifications that prevent falls in and around the home and allow for seniors to engage in the activities they enjoy.

Fall related accidents are the top cause of injury or death for seniors in the U.S. With the right support and reduced risk factors, many falls can be prevented. Please help us serve more seniors in 2018, and prevent falls experienced by hundreds of older adults in Santa Cruz County each year.

Sometimes I feel that no one cares about us old people. Then I think about Helping Hands and remember how wonderful your volunteers are and how much they have helped me make my home a safer place to live.

Janet, age 88