By arranging for rides to doctors and similar appointments when no one else is available. Liability insurance is available to drivers and mileage is income tax deductable. We serve the Allegany, Olean, Portville and Salamanca areas with limited service in Bradford, PA.
By offering encouragement and understanding to lessen the isolation of an older or health-impaired person who is seldom able to get out, lives alone or has no close family and friends.
Vision Loss Service
We represent the Olean Association for the Blind. We can provide financial assistance for eye exams and eye glasses to those who qualify. We also have access to various tools to help those with low vision (talking watches, etc) live more independently. In addition, there is a vision loss support group that meets once a month. Please call the Interfaith Caregivers office for more information on these services (716-372-6283).
By initiating referrals on the part of the home-bound person to other sources of assistance in the community.
Other Support Services
By offering other non-medical support and assistance to health-impaired and home-bound seniors, based on individual need and volunteer availability.
"Thank you so much for coming to my aid when I was stranded for a ride home from Olean General Hospital. I am deeply grateful."
"We believe you provide an important service to those who count on your volunteers for transportation and compassion."
"I hope you know how much your organization means to me since I am not driving anymore. I am grateful for your help."
"The Gift Tree program helped me provide a Christmas for my little ones. Since being laid off, things have been really tight financially. It meant the world to see my kids smiling on Christmas morning."
"We look forward to adopting a family on the Gift Tree each year. It brings my family together while doing something positive for others."
"Your services for the visually impaired helped me get my new glasses. I can see so much better! Thank you!"