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.
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.
A wide variety of in-home support is provided, among them:
Cancer Support Team
Church of the Resurrection
Family Services of Westchester
Harrison Community Services
Meals on Wheels
Music Conservatory of Westchester
Open Door Family Health Centers
Port Chester Chamber of Commerce
Rye Arts Center
Rye Cable Television
Rye Chamber of Commerce
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School
Rye Free Reading Room
Rye Fire Dept.
Rye High School
Rye Historical Society
Rye Police Dept.
Rye Presbyterian Church
Rye Senior Advocacy Group
Rye Youth Council
Westchester Jewish Community Services
Westchester Dept. of Senior Programs & Services