Secured and insured. To help ensure safety and security, all Volunteers and Community Members are enrolled via our website and persons age 18+ must pass a background check (social security number required). We are fully insured. Value of local connections. Volunteers and Community Members will be linked in the town where they live (or 10-15-mile radius) and by the type(s) of Community Deed selected. Each party rates the other upon completion of the visit. Tasks can range from respite care to relocation packing and moving, smartphone or other device assistance, and much more. (See full list.) We believe we can help solve current unrecognized crisis. In the U.S. there are 10,000 persons retiring daily, so in the next 5-10 years this population will be challenged to physically care for themselves and “age in place” with limited ability to perform activities of daily life.
UR Community Cares uses secure web-based technology to match local Volunteers with Community Members (age 70 and over or age 18 and over with a physical disability) who need free at-home support. Household chores, yard work and companionship visits are requested and pre-scheduled online, thus offering family caregivers a respite opportunity. Through intergenerational social connections (within a 15-mile radius), we help build stronger communities where residents can safely age in place and live more independently.
UR Community Cares is seeking to engage a Connecticut Hometown Hero in every town! We are searching for someone who is passionate about improving the quality of life in their community. The Hometown Hero will help identify both Community Members in need and Volunteers to help, all within their town. They will be instrumental in assisting our team with local fundraisers, and help those who may have difficulty navigating computers to enroll online on our website. Please help us revolutionize how UR town thinks about the future of those “aging in place.” Community members will be saying “Thank you for being a friend” to our Hometown Heroes. Requirements: 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
We are hoping for an annual $1 contribution from all Connecticut residents. Please help empower UR Community by donating what you can; every $1 donation helps fund background checks, insurance, and technology costs. With no paid employees, we are 100% volunteer-based and 100% donation funded. We are collaborating with businesses and offer online sponsorship opportunities in various positions on our website. Geographic targeting is available by town or statewide visibility. Please inquire about pricing.Donate Now