WHO WE ARE
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 help 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.
"I have a job. I was told that it didn’t matter: I was a community member with a serious health issue who did not drive. They told me about the socials, museum visits, and rides available for doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. I also receive fresh produce delivered twice a month to my doorstep! Lend A Hand has significantly improved the quality of my life: I don’t
have to worry about getting to a doctor’s appointment, finding a ride to the bank, or meeting new people—clients and volunteers.”
“Tom Miller was a writer whose work I’d read and enjoyed. Tom wrote for Rolling Stone and other, more obscure, music journals of the day. There was a second (or so I thought) writer named Tom Miller, who wrote about cultural interactions between the United States and Latin America. Turns out, it was the same guy. Turns out, I owned two of his books and even a CD. As a LAH volunteer, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know him.”
“Lend a Hand has been a terrific service for me. Twice a week they give me rides to and from physical therapy, or the doctor’s office. This is something my wife, a full-time teacher, cannot fit into her schedule. I’ve gotten to know many of the drivers and enjoy their company. When my condition deteriorated somewhat and I had to use a wheelchair the Lend a Hand volunteers installed wooden ramps in my house.”