The NEW Nisky@Home Program Seeks Volunteers and Offers Assistance to Niskayuna Seniors

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The Town of Niskayuna is pleased to announce a new program— Nisky@Home.

Nisky@Home connects senior citizens who can use help with community volunteers who want to help. From lending a hand with yard work or daily household chores, to making a meal, changing a light bulb, or playing chess for company, the initiative aims to meet senior needs and build a volunteer community resource.  

The Town of Niskayuna Senior Center staff will manage and operate Nisky@Home. Seniors can register and request help with a certain need. Volunteers will register and identify what they are able to help with. The Senior Center will match them up. For example, a senior who needs help with emptying a litter box weekly, will be matched with a volunteer willing to do it. 

In addition, seniors can request “post-storm assistance”. A volunteer would come by after wind or snow storms and help clean up their yards or clear snow. Once connected, volunteers and seniors will communicate directly with each other regarding needs and scheduling.

Please note that this program was particularly developed so that family members can volunteer together, including families with children. For safety and security, volunteers will be provided with special lanyards identifying them as Town volunteers. The program will have safety limitations for volunteers such as no use of power equipment, and no driving when they are helping out.  

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you are a senior citizen in need of some help, please call the Senior Center at  (518) 372-4969  or email lobrien@niskayuna.org and inquire about the Nisky@Home Program.