Shopping Services for the Elderly
This program provides services to home-bound elderly, enabling them to continue to live in the community and delaying admission to long-term care.
Grocery shopping is provided by community volunteers to seniors in Somerset County. Once a comprehensive needs assessment is completed by the Office on Aging, the case is then referred to Catholic Charities who matches the client with a volunteer to provide shopping services and friendly visits.
Referrals accepted from Somerset County Office on Aging, The client must be at least 62 years or older and meet HUD definition of low-moderate income level.
Waiting list is maintained according to date of assessment and acceptance into program.