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HELPING THE SENIORS OF AHWATUKEE STAY INDEPENDENT AT HOME

The YMCA’s Outreach Programs for Ahwatukee Seniors (Y OPAS) has been providing support services to Ahwatukee seniors since 2001. OPAS started as a grassroots effort at Mountain View Lutheran Church in 2001, in 2006, due to the need for more volunteers, OPAS became a program of the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA.

Y OPAS is a community effort offering FREE support services for Ahwatukee seniors and their caregivers. Services are provided by community volunteers – the generous neighbors of Ahwatukee. The objective is to meet the needs of the growing senior population in Ahwatukee, with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.

Qualifications to become a Client of Y OPAS

  • Live in Ahwatukee (85044, 85045, and 85048 zip codes)
  • 65 years and older
  • Reside in an independent living situation at home
  • Participate in an initial home visit/assessment
  • Able to get in and out of a vehicle with little or no assistance

Opportunities for Volunteers at Y OPAS

  • Provide transportation to and from appointments
  • Grocery shopping and errands with or for clients
  • Friendly connections – spend time with clients in person or via phone
  • Social planning & events
  • Marketing and social media
  • Office assistant
  • Volunteer as little or a much as you choose

Qualifications to become a Volunteer for Y OPAS

  • 21 years and older
  • Enjoy working with (and learning from) seniors
  • Desire to help your community
  • If providing transportation, a license, auto insurance and a reliable automobile

 
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For more information on Y OPAS and/or volunteering, call (602) 212-6088, email opas@vosymca.org, or fill out the form below and you will be contacted immediately.
 

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