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ElderNet

Address 9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue Bryn Mawr PA 19010 Phone: 610-525-0706 Website: ElderNet Website

About

ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1976 by representatives of community and religious and governmental groups. ElderNet serves adults of all ages, especially frail older or younger disabled persons with low to moderate incomes who reside in Lower Merion or Narberth.


ElderNet helps older neighbors remain independent and provides a variety of free, practical services so they have access to healthcare and an improved quality of life. ElderNet also provides information to individuals who need assistance with housing, nursing care, or other necessities.

ElderNet is staffed by professional social workers and trained volunteers. ElderNet receives funds from community residents, Montgomery County Office on Aging, Lower Merion Township, the Borough of Narberth, national foundations, businesses, churches, synagogues and other groups.

ElderNet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently in need of volunteer drivers to take older and disabled adults to doctor appointments and grocery shopping. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours per week or month, please complete and submit the volunteer application. Once your application has been reviewed, someone will be in touch with you. Please direct any additional questions to Rhonda Davis at (610) 525-0706 or rdavis@eldernetonline.org.

  • Transportation: Volunteer to give rides and escort frail or disabled persons to medical appointments, shopping, banking, or other necessary trips.
  • Friendly Shopping: Volunteer to shop with or for an older or disabled person.
  • Telephone Reassurance: Volunteer to call a homebound person daily, or as needed, to make sure the person is doing well. Become a part of our action support system, alerting us in the event of an emergency.
  • Friendly Visiting: Volunteer to make regular visits to an older or disabled homebound adult. This type of interaction eases isolation and loneliness, serves as a liaison between the individual and the community, and assists with small tasks.
  • Odd Jobs: Volunteer to assist an older or disabled adult with simple, odd jobs: wash windows, hang pictures, help with laundry, install screens or storm windows, change light bulbs, pack or organize closets or household goods, perform minor repairs, or clean the house.
  • Gardening: Volunteer on a one-time or regular basis to upkeep the lawns or gardens of older or disabled adults: mow the lawn, rake leaves, trim bushes, plant flowers, shovel snow, assist with fall and spring yard clean-up, or clean out storage areas.
  • Skilled Work: Volunteer to use your skills to assist older or disabled adults with minor repairs, small carpentry jobs, painting, programming telephones or other electronic devices, or any other skill you may have.
  •  Food Pantry Stocking: Volunteer to assist with stocking the Ada Mutch Center Food Pantry. Our choice Food Pantry provides low-income individuals and families with pre-packaged and canned food, frozen sandwiches and snacks, and fresh produce. We need your help with the upkeep of the Pantry: check dates on products, stock shelves, and maintain the vegetable garden.
  • Special Events: Volunteer to assist with mailings or other office-related tasks or assist with participating in our events, such as ElderNet’s Holiday Basket Program.