Long Island Caregiver Support

Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands

Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands community service program of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation that recruits and trains volunteers to step in for the family caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Whether you are a friend or a family member, caring for an older adult can be a challenge. There times when caregivers need a break from care giving.

Volunteers converse with their senior, reminisce, read to them, play cards/games, do puzzles, listen to music, etc. Whether you provide companionship, assist in chores, provide telephone or shopping assistance, or offer your own very special talent, you’ll be one of today’s true heroes.

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands program is designed to allow caregivers the time, personal space and freedom that is essential for healthy living.

Plus, eligible volunteers can receive a stipend to help cover travel costs. If you would like to offer your ‘helpful hands’ please call the Volunteer Line at (718) 289-2102.

Visit the WHHH website at www.willingheartshelpfulhands.org

Click here to see a video on volunteering with us!

Free Assistance for Caregivers on Long Island

If you or someone you know is caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, you are not alone! We can help. Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands provides free in-home consultations, support groups, education and training programs, respite scholarships, access to volunteer caregiver companions, and memory cafes. This initiative is supported, (in part), by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

Services are free and available to anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For more information, please call (516) 586-1507.