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On the surface, Errands Made EZ for Seniors, provides rides for older adults in parts of New London County, CT to their crucial medical and dental appointments which allows them to remain independent and healthy. But as is true with all of our services, we hope it's more than just the service or product. We hope it's more than a ride. Our staff is carefully selected and screened, and after a couple of rounds with us, we can tell those who are truly caring and compassionate, and those are the ones we snag! We are all about caring and compassion for our clients and our team. So you'll notice we have a pretty happy crew as well. That's in part, I hope, because we treat them with kindness and compassion, and we try and take care of them as best we can because without them, we don't have a happy, healthy, loving team to provide services to the very people we went into business to provide top services for! We don't fail!
We'd also like to think you have a connection with the service provider, which is typically me, Diana :). I want to provide companionship and comfort. Like a friend taking you to appointment and hanging around to see how it is going. They provide companionship.
Although we request a donation for each ride, we never turn away a passenger for their inability to pay. And that is where you can help. We welcome donations at any level to help support our mission, our organization, our volunteers and most importantly the older adults that we serve. We have also started a "Pay it Forward:" fund, where we keep any and all donations we receive from residents, clients, their families, the organizations and housing programs you are part of, neighbors, friends...it's endless. But so is the demand for our services. To meet the demand, there is often 12 hour shifts on my end, and when I find a great person we will all love to join our team, he or she will want to be paid, so any funds go towards salary, events, and my favorite part, a private gift of time [in the form of an Errands Made EZ's E-Gift Card which we will present to anyone who is not a current client. We'd love to have your input, and we'll be leaving a white box by the door with some paper and pens. If you know of someone in town or where you go for dinner who needs a little help [and who doesn't?] and you think they'd benefit from an hour or two of services from us, please put their name, address and either phone number or email. IF it's okay we use your name if they want to thank someone, we'll gladly add it, just put your name and apt. # so we can verify all the data and when we have enough funds for 2 hours of service, we'll send it out! Thanks so much!
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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When any mandated reporter has reasonable cause to suspect or believes that someone age 60 or over (1) has been abused, neglected, exploited, or abandoned, or is in a condition caused by one of these or (2) is in need of protective services (services designed to protect elderly individuals from such harm), he/she must report this to the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), Protective Services for the Elderly (PSE) within five calendar days. Anyone who is required to report and doesn’t can be fined up to $500. The report, which can be made orally or in writing, must contain the name and address of the elderly person, information regarding the nature and extent of the problem, and any other information which the reporter believes might be helpful in an investigation. As with the child abuse cases, the law grants both civil and criminal immunity to reporters in proceedings that might arise from the report, except for liability for perjury, unless the reporter acted in bad faith or with malice.
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