What's New at Neighborhood
From the Desk of NF Director Susan Loucks:
After a long time spent navigating the pandemic, more Neighborhood Falmouth activities are coming back to life. Nearly 30 members and volunteers gathered at the Coonamessett Inn for lunch in June. What fun it was to be together again! NF committees are meeting (in person!) to talk about recruiting volunteers; ideas on keeping our members safe, happy, and connected; looking to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; and looking at ways we can deepen our connections within the community.
Planning for our annual fundraiser is in full swing! This year, we’ve opted for an outside late afternoon picnic on the grounds of the new CLOC (College Light Opera) Rehearsal Hall. Save the Date for Saturday, September 18, 4:00 - 6:30 P.M. Should be lots of fun with good food and good friends! If you’re interested in coming, or would like us to send you an invitation, email or call 508-878-0437.
If you like statistics, here are some: So far in 2021, Neighborhood Falmouth volunteers have provided to over 1,200 services, including making Friendly Visits, Grocery Shopping trips, Transportation to appointments, getting members' Trash to the curb, along with Tech Help, Writing Checks, Handy Person help, light home maintenance and more.
Finally, right now Neighborhood Falmouth is serving 129 members, and 15 individuals or couples are on our waitlist, with an expected wait of about 3 months. Fourteen percent (18) of NF members receive Membership Assistance Funds to assist with their membership fee. In the last month, we have welcomed two new volunteers and two new members.