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From Our Members
Staff and Board
What does it mean to become a member?
Membership is available to Tempe residents who are at least 62 years old and is initiated by a phone call to our office. We will arrange a time to meet any prospective members in their homes, answer any questions, and fill out the membership forms together. Annual fees of $96 for individuals and $180 for a couple cover all of our services, which are provided by volunteers who have undergone background checks.
What services are available?
. Driving and/or accompanying members to medical appointments, grocery shopping, prescription pick-up, errands and social events. Volunteers drive within in 12-mile radius each way and we are able to accommodate two trips per week.
Friendly Visits or Phone Calls
. Our volunteers will go to members' homes for friendly visits or make phone calls to say hello.
Gardening & Yard Care
. We provide seasonal yard care up to 4 times per year, which includes cleaning up weeds, trimming bushes, and mowing lawns.
Light Home Maintenance
. Our volunteers will replace light bulbs, air filters, smoke alarm and hearing aid batteries, and make minor home repairs.
. We provide guidance with cell phones, televisions, and general computer assistance like troubleshooting and installations.
Light pet care
. Our volunteers walk member's dogs to ensure they stay healthy, and can provide other pet care assistance that may be needed.
What are the benefits of being part of Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors?
A sample of our members indicated the following outcomes after one year of membership:
84% know and talk to more people than they used to.
84% say they are more likely to know how to get assistance when they need it.
84% feel they are more likely to be able to remain in their own home as they age.
79% of respondents agreed with the statement: "I believe people care about me."
79% say they feel more connected with other people.
79% report that their quality of life is improved.
84% report feeling less lonely than before joining.
Feeling a sense of control over one's life, pride in one’s home, and belonging to a community supports both the emotional and the physical well-being by of seniors lowering anxiety, stress, and depression and increasing overall physical and emotional health.