What Can Volunteering With Hearts & Hands Do For Older Adults In Your Neighborhood?

Demographic trends show that Erie County will become a significantly older community in the next few decades. The United States Census Bureau predicts that older adults will outnumber children by 2035. Erie County has a greater percentage of older adults than the national average. There are currently 155,817 adults 65 years or older in Erie County, one-third of whom have a disability and 8.8 percent of our seniors live in poverty. Older adults are vulnerable to social isolation due to …

Hearts & Hands Featured on Issues and Views Show

On Sunday 9/17/2023 Hearts & Hands was featured on the Issues and Views Show on Townsquare Buffalo. The show aired on STAR 96.1, 106.5 WYRK, 92.9 WBUF, and 93.7 WBLK. Take a listen with the following link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av39Ma0TwCa-gdNAZ_eLMtTqGuOfuw?e=YsZhCP

Volunteering with Hearts and Hands

Giving back to your community can be one of the most rewarding feelings. Being able to volunteer and give back can create a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. For individuals looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, Hearts and Hands can help. Our process of volunteering is not only easy but can allow anyone with the proper qualifications to become a volunteer.

Heart and Hands volunteers assist older and disabled adults throughout Western New York through the basis of cultivating meaningful …

Helping Liz’s Father

At Hearts and Hands, we pride ourselves on being able to provide services for older adults, allowing them the freedom to continue living an independent life. With our services we can give those who need assistance the tools to continue to live on their own. With this we are also able to give families a sense of ease as they know their loved one is in good hands.

Some older adults are fortunate enough to have family members around them …

Combatting Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, self-quarantining has become one of the many tactics used in combating the COVID-19 virus. While it has become the most effective in protecting oneself from transmitting the disease it has left those practicing with negative outcomes. The negative effects of self-isolation, and social distancing, has increased rates of loneliness by 30 percent, with emotional distress tripling according to Health Affairs. This is especially true for older and disabled adults who are at a higher …

Creating Friendships That Last a Lifetime

The winter season can become a hectic time of the year for nearly everyone. For those who are older or disabled the tasks of shopping and traveling can become extremely difficult as the need to get around becomes more demanding and limited.

During this their adult children that often take care of their family members begin to realize how difficult it is for them to run errands without assistance. They also note how lonely their family members can become as …