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North Buffalo Neighbors
ANNOUNCING THE NORTH BUFFALO NEIGHBORS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM For Riders: Are you over 65 and sometimes need a ride to the doctor or dentist? We can help! Rides are provided by volunteer drivers in their own cars. Cost is $5 for an appointment of two hours or less and $10 for longer appointments. Call 352-7843 for more information or to schedule a ride or email NorthBuffaloNeighbors@verizon.net For Drivers: We need volunteer drivers! Call or email us to find out about becoming one of our drivers. Even if you can only give one ride a month, your help would be greatly appreciated. For a Coordinator: We need someone who can take calls on the NBN's dedicated telephone. Callers are asked to call M-F between 9 - 12 to schedule rides at least one week ahead of time. After the coordinator has a chance to listen to the message he/she will contact the volunteers via email to see who can provide a ride. Book Club - We've started a book club that meets once a month at the Elam-Jewett Cafe at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Interested? call 352-7843. Boundaries - The North Buffalo Neighbors boundaries are: south - the 198; west - Elmwood; north - Kenmore; west - Main to Hertel and north along the old Conrail tracks.
NORTH BUFFALO NEIGHBORS---352-7843---2318 Main St., Buffalo NY 14214
North Buffalo Neighbors grew out of an “Aging in Community” initiative begun by the Parkside Community Association and funded in part by the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York. The goal was to make it easy for Parkside seniors to live confidently and comfortably in their own homes. We named ourselves Flint Hill Village in honor of the War of 1812 Flint Hill encampment in what is now Delaware Park. During our start up phase as Flint Hill Village, we used some of our funds to provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for senior residents of Parkside.
Our group also provided the community with informational meetings on topics such as Erie County Senior Services’ programs, recent changes in New York State health care proxy and Power of Attorney laws, assisted living options in Western New York, and home modifications. In addition, we are members of the Falls Prevention Collaborative and provide literature and speakers to help individuals reduce the risk of falling in the home. We now have decided to expand our borders beyond Parkside to a wider area of North Buffalo.
Helping our neighbors get around
Transportation can be a major problem for older people, especially during the Buffalo winters. One goal of North Buffalo Neighbors is to help folks out when they face this challenge. Our plan is to match up volunteer drivers with the people who need rides to the doctor, the grocery store, and other essentials. If we have enough drivers, we hope to include rides to cultural and social events as well. We'll launch our service in March 2012. We're now sending out the call to North Buffalo residents for people who need transportation, those who will be willing to provide transportation, and those who would like to help coordinating the two groups to respond to us.
More info about the North Buffalo Neighbors driver program is here
NBN Drivers - Download Receipt Form here.
Please fill out this online form if you are interested in this program - online form.
North Buffalo Neighbors Steering Committee