Northampton Neighbors, a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors improve their quality of life and stay in their homes, has received its first grant.
“We are thrilled with this award,” said Leigh Bailey, a founder and former president of Northampton Neighbors, who does publicity for the nonprofit.
“We’re very, very excited about it,” said Northampton Neighbors President Katharine Baker, who helped write the grant.
Launched last fall, Northampton Neighbors connects seniors in the city with volunteers who can help them with tasks ranging from buying groceries, chopping wood and keeping them company. This kind of assistance is referred to as a virtual retirement village.--Bera Dunau