Sandy McCoy Cleveland
Aired the week of 07/06/11 - #1127
Sandy McCoy-Cleveland, Community Care Network of Nichols, NY: Sandy and co-founder Shirley Tiffany launched this all-volunteer, neighbor-helping-neighbor social program to assist home-bound and chronically ill people with unmet needs who are living at home, to try to keep them in their homes and away from institutionalized care. Trained volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments, home repairs, phone checks, friendly visits and much more, in this small, rural and tight-knit community of 2,500. Their program is so successful, that other communities are replicating it. Sandy and Shirley have developed a resource guide for anyone, anywhere, to use to launch a similar neighborhood care network.