Welcome to Lend A Hand !
Many seniors who would prefer to live independently are faced with the need to move to a care facility, or to live with a family member far from their community. Trained volunteers from Lend A Hand provide a little assistance to help these seniors stay comfortably and safely in their homes and age-in-place as our neighbors. Thanks to our volunteers, Lend A Hand has been providing FREE services to seniors in central Tucson neighborhoods since 2006. We are proud to say no senior is ever charged for our services.
What IS Lend A Hand ?
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. is a coalition of central Tucson neighborhoods. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA), a program administered through Pima Council on Aging (PCOA).
Whom do we serve ?
We serve seniors, ages 60 and older (or younger if disabled), who live at home in one of our 12 member neighborhoods (see neighborhoods) in Ward 3 of Tucson Arizona (see map).
What do we do for our Seniors ?
Our volunteers drive seniors to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. We also do minor safety-related home repairs, and deliver fresh produce, and food bags/boxes from the Community Food Bank. We organize social events and field trips, and have writing and gentle exercise groups. Some volunteers make friendly visits or phone calls to our seniors. Everyone has skills that can serve others. Call us to see how you can help.
How can you help ?
You can become a volunteer, no matter where you live in Tucson. By volunteering, even a few hours a month, you will make a difference in a senior's life. If you drive clients, you will be eligible to request mileage reimbursement.
For more information about our services and volunteer opportunities, contact Patricia Gehlen, the LAH Coordinator, by phone (520) 248-6882 or by email (click on her name).
You can also make a donation. LAH is funded through donations, grants and various fundraising activities. We would be honored to have your support.
Our Mission Statement
LAH participates in the Amazon Associates Program. CLICK HERE to go to Amazon, selecting Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. as your charity.
SENIOR SOCIAL - Activities include socializing, refreshments, games & craft projects, and sometimes field trips. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!
SENIOR WRITERS - Like to write? Please Join us!
CLICK HERE for LAH Newsletters
CLICK HERE for PCOA Calendar of Events
Every month, Lend A Hand provides and distributes food items to senior neighbors. If you would like to receive free food, and/or other LAH services, or if you would like to help distribute the food, please call the LAH Coordinator at 520-248-6882.
In conjunction with the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, Lend A Hand takes diaper donations and supplies them where needed.
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. offers support to help keep seniors in their homes by training and coordinating neighborhood volunteers who provide free services, including transportation, friendly visits, and access to other resources, allowing older residents to continue to live independently in their own homes and remain a vital part of their community.
During the years of its existence, Lend a Hand has formed a network of partners, including, but not limited to, the following:
Lend A Hand Grantors
Carl & Mabel E Shurtz Foundation
Elizabeth Read Taylor Foundation
Kai Family Foundation
Kautz Family Foundation
Lewis Hertz Foundation
Lucille E Williams Foundation
Tohono O'Odham Nation
Lend A Hand Network Partners
University of Arizona
City of Tucson Ward 3 Office
Carlos & Company Beauty Salon
Pima County Supervisor District 3
Shred-it Event sponsored by Ward 3
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Salpointe Catholic High School
Right Touch Massage Therapy
St Frances Cabrini Church
(We would like to thank the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ and the Campbell Avenue Business Partnership, organizations that were among the original Lend A Hand Coalition members. They offered support for many years. In particular, for 12 years the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ provided LAH with office space, a place to hold our board meetings, and a location for LAH Socials and exercise classes.)