'Good Neighbor' volunteers help Bay seniors stay in their homes
Living in Bay Village means living in a community that takes care of one another. When Bay Village Community Services began developing a program to assist older residents who need help with home maintenance that they can no longer do themselves, it seemed like a natural fit to call on the community to fill that need. The Good Neighbor program was born, and officially launched in January.
Good Neighbor volunteers help with small maintenance needs, such as:
- Taking out and bringing in trash cans
- Light landscaping and yard care
- Snow removal
- Minor outdoor home repair
Ideally, when a resident asks for assistance, a neighbor or someone who lives close by will be called on to complete the task. For those requests that are outside the scope of a volunteer, professional services will be referred.
If you would like to be a Good Neighbor volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form on the City’s web site at www.cityofbayvillage.com/492/Good-Neighbor-Volunteer.
If you are an resident over age 60 who needs assistance with their home, you may fill out an assistance application on the City’s web site at www.cityofbayvillage.com/482/Aging-in-Place-Assistance, or call Leslie Selig at 440-899-3409.
Leslie Selig, Director of Community Services for Bay Village