OVERVIEW OF THE
NEIGHBORS-HELPING- NEIGHBORS PROGRAM
The mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is to assure the safety and well-being of all Spanish Lakes Country Club residents. It was founded in the fall of 2005 as a standing committee of the SLCCV Homeowner’s Association. Currently NHN is without volunteer leadership.
(November 1, 2015)
1. Area Services
The 1,300 households in SLCCV are divided into 15 areas each with an Area Coordinator and Neighborhood Assistants. Areas are responsible for three important parts of NHN’s program:
* Maintaining an up-to-date survey of information critical for emergency preparedness on
residents, especially on who should be contacted in an emergency affecting the household.
* Identifying residents in the area who may be eligible for a special needs shelter should a
hurricane threaten and helping them register.
* Monitoring what is going on in the area and alerting the Coordinating Council to problems
found and suggestions for possible NHN action.
2. Circle of Friends
The volunteers in the Circle of Friends program assure that residents unable to drive have assistance for travel essential for their daily living needs. The Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors effort itself spun out of this important program.
3. Ramp Committee
Volunteers in this program assist residents with serious mobility problems by loaning and installing ramps for access to their homes at no cost to them.
4. Vial-Of-Life Program
NHN has sponsored, with the Homeowners Association, the “Vial-of-Life” program. In the event of an emergency, such as sudden hospitalization or paramedics being called to your home, the medical information inside the Vial of Life will speak for the resident if they cannot communicate.
5. Resource Development:
This program develops publications of use to residents. It also offers seminars on topics of concern to residents, such as Elder Care and Elder Law. (All publications are available at www.SLCCV.org)