Under SPRYE’s umbrella of services, remaining independent and engaged in a familiar community and neighborhood is a very real option.
This is the most-frequently mentioned issue in our surveys and focus groups. On average, a woman outlives her driver’s license by ten years and a man by six. To meet this need, rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other critical errands are provided by carefully screened volunteer drivers who have been trained for that purpose and who are available to accompany the passenger into their destination if desired.
Regularly scheduled social, cultural, and educational events are available each month. Activities may include guided museum tours, concerts and other performing arts events, lectures, health and wellness workshops, restaurant visits, and in-home social occasions like barbecues and pot-luck suppers.
A wide variety of in-home support is provided, among them:
Trained volunteers are available to accompany members to medical appointments and procedures. If desired, they can act as a patient’s second set of “eyes and ears” in order to help the patient to correctly follow up their clinicians’ instructions. Hospitalized members can receive help to assure that their discharge plan a) is workable, and b) that the necessary resources are lined up so that the patient will make a successful recovery.
SPRYE provides referrals to vetted professionals in the fields of elder law, financial planning, and other areas of interest to seniors.
Volunteers can help solve the mysteries of personal computers, mobile phones and other hi-tech devices. Referrals are provided for problems requiring professional intervention. SPRYE also tracks developments in the rapidly-growing area of in-home assisted living technology and will report to members periodically.
SPRYE's list of Community Associates, available only to members, contains a wide variety of local businesses that provide discounts to SPRYE members,
|AARP||Rye Free Reading Room|
Rye Fire Dept.
|Cancer Support Team||
Rye High School
|Christ's Church||Rye Historical Society|
|Church of the Resurrection||Rye Police Dept.|
|Community Synagogue||Rye Presbyterian Church|
|Family Services of Westchester||Rye Record|
|Greenwich Hospital||Rye Senior Advocacy Group|
|Harrison Community Services||Rye YMCA|
|Meals on Wheels||Rye Youth Council|
|Music Conservatory of Westchester||Sole RYEders|
|Open Door Family Health Centers||Temple Emanu-el|
|Port Chester Chamber of Commerce||The Osborn|
|Rye Arts Center||Wainwright House|
|Rye Cable Television||Westchester Jewish Community Services|
|Rye Chamber of Commerce||Westchester Dept. of Senior Programs & Services|
|Rye Country Day School||WESTMED|
|Rye Country Day School|
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