Our offices have been closed since March 18 and the NewBridge staff has been working remotely. We’ve been able to help hundreds of local older adults. Check out our weekly impact report below. We continue to see needs increase as our older adults are isolated in their homes. For more information about the services we are providing, click here.   

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Week of May 18-22:
– 81 General Voicemails
– 40 Case Management Calls
– 287 Older Adults receiving Food Bridge Deliveries (groceries from a food pantry)
– 21 Necessity Kit Deliveries (cleaning and hygiene items)
– 21 Older Adults Matched with Friendly Caller Volunteers “Bridge Buddies”
– 1,113 Take-Out Meals
 
How Older Adults in our Community are Coping…

– Finding it difficult to not be able to see grandchild, children, and mother, especially since the granddaughter is sick.  
– Finding it difficult to find a personal care worker to come into the home. 
– Really impressed with the services and supports available through NewBridge. 
– A mix of hope and creativity.
– Missing normal life and seeing their loved ones. 
– Some clients are frustrated they can’t hear well on the phone, making it hard to discuss the problems they are having. 
– Desperate need of cleaning help. The need is growing weekly and will continue. 
– Extremely agitated about safer at home guidelines and seems to feel personally targeted by apartment staff and grocery store staff. 
– Recently got scammed by an online company, as he was desperate to find a home improvement job during this time. 
– Confused about what the regulations are for stay at home. 
– Wondering when we will start doing home visits again. Clients miss having in-person contact during visits. 
– Incredibly discouraged about being forced by apartment management to remain in their apartments with no help or visitors. Feeling very lonely and isolated and that their rights are being infringed upon.  
– Continuing to choose to go out to the store even though they are very high risk.  
– Memory loss issues make communication about concerns very difficult and they also don’t remember being connected with services such as FoodBridge and therefore do not utilize their volunteer.  
– Continue to be worried about possible evictions once the order is lifted and landlords can proceed. 
– Worried about reintegrating back into society and how safe it really will be.