That means that members of both offer help as they can and seek help as they need.
This reciprocity helps build on QAH's 3 foundational principles:
EMPOWERMENT, CONNECTION AND PURPOSE
Get a Plan! Get Organized!
A centerpiece of our member benefits package is "My Senior Navigation Plan", our own unique tool for creating your life plan, collecting and organizing your vital information to ease communication with partners, other family members, doctors and others.
Each month, you'll tackle a "SNAP Chapter" to fill in the elements of your own personal life plan. Experts in senior life planning offer presentations to help you accomplish your planning goals, while you and other QAH members help each other out with ideas and tips.
Get smart! Learn how to adapt to the changing situations you may encounter as you continue to "age well in place".
Find out about emerging technology that will make it easier for you to stay safe, stay well, stay connected, and stay independent at home.
Connect with "Tech Pals" who can help you get the most out of your existing technology, like cell phones, social media, etc.
Learn about support programs and resources available through Queen Anne's County
Find out about new developments facing seniors, such as research into the aging brain, wellness trends, etc...
Get Engaged! Enjoy social activities and expand your circle of friends with others who value camaraderie, helping each other and staying active and engaged in a life of purpose.
Find a fishing buddy. Or a quilting pal. Another QAH member probably loves doing what you love to do, too.
Be part of a "contact tree" to check in on members who may be living alone.
Driving - occasional doctor visits or shopping trips. (Access to rides are determined by the availability of members to drive).
Home mending - minor home repairs (such as replacing hard-to-reach lightbulbs)
Home minding - taking care of things while you're laid up for a few days (such as watering your plants).
House help - light gardening or housework (finally getting rid of those hard-to-reach cobwebs!), decluttering, putting up or taking down holiday decorations, etc.
Local service providers - provide and access recommendations of contractors and vendors who pass the QAH member-approved test.
Concerts, plays, other events
Behind-the-scenes tours of local businesses
Check out local landmarks, like the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Adkins Arboretum...
Give back! QAH is actively seeking out ways to put our members' experience, wisdom and attitude to work to benefit our larger community. Some ideas might include:
Be part of an "oral history" project - help younger people understand their roots and place in history while they practice social and writing skills.
Be a mentor to a youth who needs some additional support in order to reach his or her full potential.