Membership

Ways to Belong to the Village

The Village brings together those who need help and those who want to help. This creates four ways to belong to the Village: you can be an Active Member, a Volunteer, a Supporting Member, or a Donor.

ACTIVE MEMBERS

HowtoJoinAActive Members are seniors who require some specific form of assistance to remain at home. Many of our Active Members live alone and no longer drive, so they are especially dependent on the Village for “friendly expeditions” to medical appointments, grocery stores, and other activities. Active Members participate in the Village’s program of social and cultural events. Active Members are encouraged to enroll in the Nurse Navigator Program, developed by the Village in partnership with VNA Community Healthcare to provide a single collection point for a member’s full medical profile of health history, doctors, medications, treatment programs, etc.

The annual fee for Active Members is $500 for an individual and $750 for a couple. Adjusted rates are available in situations of financial hardship. Active Members are eligible for discounts from the Village’s local partners and vetted service providers.

If you are interested in becoming an Active Member, please contact either Sylvia DeSantis, our Director of Services, at (203) 747-5939 or Bob Jaeger, our President, (203) 453-6775.


VOLUNTEERS

The Village’s volunteers are the members who become directly involved in helping our Active Members. This often involves driving, which means that our volunteers are asked to provide a driver’s license and proof of insurance. The Village also carries its own insurance to help protect the Village’s volunteer drivers. Volunteers also make friendly visits, help with minor home repairs, or may read to or play games with members. Other services reflect the unique talents and interests of the volunteer.

If a Volunteer becomes an Active Member, the annual membership rate may be adjusted to reflect the level of commitment and effort shown by the Volunteer. We have no formula for this adjustment, since we think it is inappropriate to assign an “hourly rate” to the generosity of our volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, please contact either Sylvia DeSantis, our Director of Services, at (203) 747-5939 or Bob Jaeger, our President, (203) 453-6775.


SUPPORTING MEMBERS

The Village’s Supporting Members are generally people who are “not yet ready” to become Active Members, but who want to support the Village financially. They want the Village to be here now for their neighbors and they want the Village to be a robust organization at the point when they may decide to become Active Members. Supporting Members pay the same amount as Active Members ($500 for an individual and $750 for a couple), but the money comes to the Village as a tax-deductible charitable contribution, not a fee. Supporting Members are eligible for all the discounts available to Active Members.

If you are interested in becoming a Supporting Member, please contact either Sylvia DeSantis, our Director of Services, at (203) 747-5939 or Bob Jaeger, our President, (203) 453-6775.


DONORS

The Village’s donors also support us with tax-deductible charitable contributions, but at a lower level than Supporting Members. We hope that today’s Donors will be tomorrow’s Supporting Members.

If you are interested in becoming a Donor, please contact either Sylvia DeSantis, our Director of Services, at (203) 747-5939 or Bob Jaeger, our President, (203) 453-6775. You can send a check to the address below or click here.

Shoreline Village CT
1204 Main Street, #128
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 747-5939
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