NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK OFFERS INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE
- Do you value independence, choice, access to a health network, security and a more carefree lifestyle?
- Are you 50+ and want to stay living in your own home?
- Do you know of someone who would benefit from this program?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then Neighborhood Network can help. Through a partnership with York Hospital, Neighborhood Network is here to support members of the community and patients of the hospital.
Neighborhood Network provides a one-stop connection to resources, service providers, volunteers and a social calendar for members residing in York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kittery, South Berwick and Eliot. The program, which is open to individuals who are 50 and above, is a partnership between York Hospital and York Housing Authority.
The Network is all about empowerment. With just one phone call Neighborhood can handle problems and concerns — whether it’s a ride to the doctor or market, or dealing with a leaky faucet or a snow-laden walk. Members utilize the program to find solutions quickly and efficiently to virtually any issue they may encounter in their daily lives and to help them strategize and plan as their needs evolve.
The Network uses carefully-screened vendors and volunteers. Many services are provided free of charge or at a reduced cost.
Neighborhood Network offers a pipeline to social activities, too. Members can create or join groups such as book or dining clubs, current event discussions or morning yoga classes. The Network offers a monthly newsletter and calendar to get the word out to other members.
Neighborhood Network, a non-profit organization, was established in July 2015 as a member-based referral program, fashioned after the nationally renowned Beacon Hill Village. It has the backing of York Housing, which has built and managed five residential developments in York, providing 166 housing units for individuals of all income levels since 1978. It is bolstered by York Hospital’s array of services and programs.
The Network offers more than what is found in models that focus on single issues such as housing, medical care or social activities. It also attracts members who seek more freedom and control over their lives. For information, call Sandy Shapiro, program coordinator, at (207) 351-1828, email [email protected] or visit www.neighborhoodnetwork.me