Through the devoted services of more than 200 volunteers, the Senior Center offers a variety of in-home assistance, listed below. As well as providing support for seniors, these programs offer meaningful volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.
Friendly Visitor Program
Friendly visitors are volunteers who reach out to their neighbors to offer friendship, company, conversation and a listening ear. To learn more about this program, visit our Brochures Page.
Note: Visits are currently being done by phone or outdoors.
Fix-it –Outside services only
Seniors who can no longer (or should not) do small repair tasks at home can get free volunteer assistance with small jobs like fixing stuck windows, changing light bulbs, changing curtains on rods or installing curtain rods, repairing wall switches, wall plugs and lamp cords, tacking down carpets and installing grab bars and hand rails. Seniors will only be expected to pay for any necessary parts and materials. For additional information, visit our Brochures Page.
Seniors who need assistance shopping for groceries can be matched with a weekly volunteer shopper. The shopper will get the client’s grocery list, go to a local supermarket of the senior’s choice, purchase the groceries, and deliver it to the client. Seniors pay only for the actual cost of the groceries purchased. For additional information, visit our Brochures Page.
Goodnow to Go
A senior volunteer will pick up books, DVDs or books on tape at the library and deliver them to the home of a senior who can’t get out to the library. Two to three weeks later the volunteer will return, pick up the material, and deliver fresh material. This program is operated in collaboration with the Goodnow Library. For additional information, download the Goodnow-to-go brochure.
Sand Buckets – temporarily suspended
Would you like a sand bucket delivered to your home before winter sets in? Volunteers will deliver a bucket of sand for you to use on your walks and driveway, free.
Volunteers will pick up sand buckets from DPW and bring them to your walkway or steps. Please contact Janet Lipkin, Volunteer Program Coordinator, [email protected] or 978-639-3223 to request one. Please give your name, phone number, email address and home address, as well as whether you have a bucket already, & where to place the bucket.
If you have questions, call the Senior Center, at (978) 443-3055. For additional information, visit our Brochures Page.
Lock Boxes – temporarily suspended
The Sudbury Fire Dept., in collaboration with the Sudbury Senior Center can install lock boxes for Sudbury seniors. These are small safes containing a key to the house, accessible only by the Fire Department. A donation of $60 is requested to cover the cost of the lockbox, but can be waived for those who cannot afford the cost.