For many of Fairfield County’s senior citizens, staying in their homes as they advance in age can be a challenge. The mission of Wilton-based nonprofit Stay at Home in Wilton is to ease those challenges by connecting volunteers with local seniors in need of some assistance.
For a modest fee, less than $1.00 a day, seniors can enroll in the Stay at Home in Wilton program and gain access to a wide variety of services from transportation to appointments, help around the house with small projects and social events specifically for seniors.
Stay at Home in Wilton Board member Anne Richards says in a town with over three thousand seniors, the organization and its volunteers provide a vital service to the community.
“The work being done by Stay at Home in Wilton is critical,” said Richards. “Our volunteers live in Wilton and know the territory well and they take on many roles helping seniors, from helping with broken furniture to help with computers."
Right now, Stay at Home in Wilton is looking for volunteers to help with all sorts of tasks. You can see the list at their site and on VolunteerSquare.com or you can call Anne Richards directly at 203.423.3225.
"Experts agree it’s important to not only help seniors with their chores around the house but also to help keep them connected to the community," said Richards. "Volunteers bring that spirit of community to the seniors and that makes all the difference."
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