Providing Services for Seniors in the Goleta Area
If you are looking for a way to give back right now, here is an idea. Community Partners in Caring is a Volunteer Caregiving organization that coordinates volunteers for the purpose of providing free and direct volunteer services to seniors (age 62+) living in Santa Barbara County. Their mission is to provide volunteer support services that allow our senior population to live independently while maintaining dignity, respect, and quality of life. Two important services they are providing include COVID-19 emergency food response and alternative transportation for seniors living in Goleta.
Covid-19 Emergency Food Response Continues
Volunteers with Community Partners in Caring have been, and will continue to be, active in coming months delivering Santa Barbara Food Bank care packages on a schedule for isolated seniors. They are always looking for more volunteers willing to make these deliveries in Goleta and throughout Santa Barbara. They start at their warehouse, 4554 Hollister Avenue, on alternating Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (next delivery dates are February 17 and March 3). If you know someone who needs emergency food assistance, please have them call 211. Community Partners in Caring can provide some subsidized groceries and delivery through Instacart as another option.
Foodbank delivery is for those vulnerable seniors not already having a delivery made to them. Examples include: in housing which may receive a Foodbank distribution to their congregate site already, or signed up with medical documentation [via an application with the Foodbank] that delivery service is needed. Santa Barbara Foodbank assistance is always available to the public via multiple pickup sites (their warehouse is not for individual pickup). Go to foodbanksbc.org for assistance.
Alternative Transportation for Seniors Living in Goleta
Community Partners in Caring supplies FREE rides to Goleta vaccination sites and medical appointments for seniors living in Goleta. Call (805) 925-8000 to register and request a ride. The funding for this transportation project is limited, so please act soon. All rides will be provided through a combination of Community Partners in Caring volunteer drivers, taxi, and Lyft drivers. Rides will be provided within your local area only, and only one destination per ride is permitted. Those 62 years of age or older and unable to drive are eligible to request this, and the other services of Community Partners in Caring.
Pictured: Community Partners in Caring volunteers