COVID Update: October 1, 2020
The Ashland At Home (AAH) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to suspend all operations effective November 1, 2020 until contact restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted and plans for a successful restart are in place.
The Board will continue to monitor the facts on the ground and meet as needed to discuss, evaluate and ultimately plan for a restart. Members and volunteers who were active on November 1 and others who have contacted the Board will periodically receive updates about plans related to AAH. All communication to AAH after Nov. 1, 2020 should be sent to: Ashland At Home, PO Box 1349, Ashland, OR 97520.
The Board looks forward to when they can share news that AAH is ready to welcome old and new members and volunteers to restart services and programs that engage and support members to thrive as they age. In the meantime, thank you for your support over the past nine years and for your understanding.
AAH Volunteers help build community
Ashland At Home volunteers provide one-on-one, episodic services to AAH members—like the type of services one would ask a family member, a good friend or neighbor to do for them. AAH volunteers are trained, have had their backgrounds and driving records cleared, and, most of all, are eager to provide service to AAH members. As members get to know AAH volunteers, their community of friends grows. As volunteers give service to our members, compassion grows in our community.
AAH volunteers assist members with:
- Transportation to appointments or errands in and around Ashland and Talent and to medical appointments and the airport in Medford
- Personal services such as meal delivery when a member is ill, pet walking or friendly visits
- Simple handyman tasks or other household support, like taking out the trash or vacation watch
- Basic technical and home office support.
Volunteers also provide organizational support to AAH by serving on committees and performing administrative tasks.
As the AAH membership and volunteer corps has grown, the scope of volunteer services has increased based on member requests and volunteer availability. When a member needs a service beyond the skill level of our volunteers, members are given contact information to member-recommended service providers—some of whom offer discounts for AAH members.
Volunteering for AAH is open to people of all ages who wish to be of service. Volunteers under 18 years of age will be accompanied by a trained adult. AAH organizers are keenly aware of the power of intergenerational, intercultural interaction and are working to assure that our volunteer corps represents all ages and groups in our community.
Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?
Please fill out our form below and we will contact you about volunteering with AAH.
Ashland At Home provides a common-sense, neighborhood-based solution for aging adults who want to remain in their own homes until the end of their years. I am very impressed with the ideas behind this approach and the people involved in making it a reality.