Our seniors need YOU! Are you retiring and thinking of volunteering? Apply to be on our roster. No schedules. We let you know when someone needs a ride. Then you decide if you have time or not. If your a handyman an would like to be on our call list, seniors need minor services.
Our seniors sometimes have to choose between food on their table or what most of us consider luxuries like a haircut, movie, or going out to eat, or having a pet. Many seniors rely on their pets for companionship. UBER Gift cards, grocery stores, food establishments, movie tickets, veterinary gift cards or hair salons make a big difference!
4/14/2018 - What an evening. A special thank you to Channing, Margit Baum Fund, Susan Booth and Stephen and Frances Booth for hosting our event! The friends raised $1,786.00 ( 215.00 in gift cards) for Newport Coffee Cup Project, Inc. to be used for poor and indigent seniors in Newport!
If you no longer drive or own a car due to health issues, can no longer take the bus or logisticare because you either need assistance getting in and out of a vehicle we can help! We require photo identification showing proof of age!
We currently partner with Child and Family Services, VNA, Hospice, Doctors Offices, local hair salons and businesses along with speciality clinicians to determine if you clinically qualify for our program. If you require someone to assist you to a medical appointment such as colonoscopy for example and have no relatives close by. We prefer all clients have a cell phone in most instances. Certain exceptions apply.
While we service special requests for Tiverton and Jamestown, prior approval is required.
We require you to submit the following documentation prior to your first ride, photo identification (proof of age), signed waiver of liability, press release form, and proof of residency and an emergency contact!
We ask for 24-48 hours notice. Please preschedule your trip to your doctor, shopping, day out or other needs by calling 401-437-4400! Leave a message and one of our volunteers will return your call.
We understand when you lose mobility that doing simple chores like changing a light bulb, taking out the trash, mowing lawn or just moving a chair to another room can be a challenge. We have volunteer handy people available. The services must be approved and scheduled in advance.
Getting out to shop for the holidays, birthdays, etc we know is a challenge. We can bring our store to you! Our travel store includes karaoke, ugly sock party and some good conversation! To schedule a Shopping Day for your Building please call 401-437-4400.
Coming Soon.....Van Trips for 6-12 people. Signup required. Have a suggestion on where to go or you know 6-12 people in your building who would like to make a day trip. Let us know!
When our volunteer drivers are not available we use our business uber account and arrange for a pickup. Prescheduled trips are required. No FEE to you! It's on us! Restrictions apply in some circumstances.
We understand pets are important for companionship. If you need to get your pet to the vet for their shots, grooming, etc. we can help!
We have openings at the Newport Sock Exchange! Seniors Welcome. Plus we can teach you the latest and greatest technology! Work or volunteer as much or as little as you like. Certain requirements apply!
Your support and contributions will enable us to provide free meals at local restaurants, transportation to medical appointments, financial assistance paid directly to funeral homes for burial costs, food, furnishings, unreimbursed medical expenses, and improve the everyday lives of seniors on Aquidneck Island. Your generous donation will fund our mission.