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Learn about our mission, our culture of reciprocity, and our impact of more than twenty years supporting older adults remaining in the homes they love, meaningfully engaged in their communities.

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The Boutique

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What is our purpose?

Exchanging Time, Creating Community

Partners In Care is a private non-profit organization offering programs and services that support the independence of older adults in our communities. We accomplish this through a unique culture of service exchange where members volunteer their time and talents to help each other with neighborly services such as transportation, handyman repairs, person-centered support, and social engagement.  In exchange, members ask for assistance when needed.

What is our vision?

Making a Difference

An organization that provides the opportunity for all generations to support the independence of older adults, empowering them to be an active part of the community while aging in place.  Through our collective efforts, we will meet the growing needs and build financial sustainability.

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I just wanted to send out a great big ‘Thank You’ to everyone at Partners In Care for the recent transportation help with getting me to my doctor’s appointment–it really meant a lot!

Thank you for sending out the nicest handyman. When the volunteer was here, it was just like having my husband back.

..my life would really be a lot easier if everyone I came in contact with were more like you folks at Partners In Care.

Locations

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Anne Arundel County

Programs available: Member Care, Ride Partners, Connect America, Repairs With Care, Mobility Bus, The Upscale, Resale Boutique

Orientation sessions for new volunteers are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm and the last Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. Call 410-544-4800 to register in advance for the 90-minute program.

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Frederick County

Programs available: Member Care, Ride Partners, Connect America, Repairs With Care                                                                                                                                                       

Orientation sessions for new volunteers are held on the third Thursday of each month.  We are happy to schedule an orientation session around a volunteer’s availability if necessary.

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Upper Shore

Programs available: Member Care, Ride Partners, Connect America, Repairs With Care

Orientation sessions for new volunteers are held on the third Thursday of each month.  We are happy to schedule an orientation session around a volunteer’s availability if necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join Partners In Care?

To receive services from Partners In Care, you must be over the age of 50 and living in one of the counties we serve. All generations are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents.

What is the cost to join the program?

PIC is a time exchange community. Our members exchange services with one another; we do not charge for membership or services. Our expectation is that each member will contribute time (volunteer), talent or treasure (money). We gratefully accept monetary donations as well as gently used clothing & household items which are resold in our Upscale Resale Boutique; proceeds from sales support our programs.

How do I get a ride?

Ride requests have to be made at least one week in advance. Requests must include date, time, and complete street address. After we receive your request, volunteer matchmakers will “match” you with an available volunteer driver in your area. The driver will pick you up at a mutually agreed upon time, take you to your appointment, pick you up from your appointment and take you home.

How much time is required?

You choose how often and when you volunteer. You may volunteer as little or as often as you like.

How often can I get a ride?

Members may request up to one ride per week; a request is not a promise to provide a ride. We do our best to match volunteer drivers with members who request rides.

Can I sign up my mother/father?

Our mission is to empower older adults to age independently and in community. Each of our members must be able to advocate for themselves. For this reason, we ask potential members to request membership on their own.

What if I don’t have anything I can give back?

As we get to know one another, we’ll help you find something we need that you have to offer. Each week 75-80 members volunteer in our Upscale Resale boutique. We have members who help in the administrative offices each week at all of our sites. There are also a number of members who volunteer from their homes.

If your question isn’t answered here, Contact Us: info@partnersincare.org

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