For many years now, the Spy has been covering the growing trend in Talbot County to support seniors aging in place. As its elderly population grows, and as more individuals decide to stay in their existing homes, several organizations were created to help serve their needs.
Locally, Talbot Village Connections, which transitioned into the Maryland Community for Life program a few years ago, established a unique resource of seniors needing transportation, handyman jobs, and other special needs, and provided those services for a modest monthly fee. At the same time, Partners in Care, another state organization, provided a volunteer-driven program will similar services for Talbot and Caroline Counties.
Both organizations have had notable successes in the region, but they were frequently asked by participants, and more importantly, grant-makers, what the differences were between the two.
The answer was minimal, and the good news is that these two organizations are now merging. This month, both groups’ leaders will be combining resources, members, and volunteer leadership to become one central program.
The Spy talked to both Lee Lynch Newcomb, at the Talbot County Department of Social Services, and a board member of Community for Life MD – Talbot and Mandy Arnold, the president of the state’s Partners In Care, to learn more.
This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about the newly formed Partners in Care – Community for Life program, please call 410-443-0760 or go here.