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Services to Members

TENT is here to Help

These are the services that Taos Elders and Neighbors Together (TENT) offers to Members and for the Office (below). 
Availability of a service depends on having a volunteer available at the time you need it.

We take requests Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, up to a month in advance. Call 575/224-6335.

Note: Those services (except phone calls) are limited to 3 per week.  Service Area

 

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Transportation (driving, shopping, appointments, etc.)

Pick up the member at residence. Deliver the member to the desired destination. Arrange for pickup time to return home.

This may involve, for example, helping the member with shopping or running errands without the Member present. Medical trips get priority.

For distant trips the member is asked to reimburse the driver for expenses at 15¢/mile: Santa Fe - $20, Albuquerque - $40, Española - $15. 

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Support

  • Reading and writing mail - especially email
  • Relieve caregiver
  • Incidental help with meals in member home
  • Help with checkbook and bills (only specially screened volunteers)
  • Incidental pet care and dog walking
  • Assistance with Social Security, Medicare and insurance forms
  • Patient advocates/companions to appointments
  • Phone a member regularly 
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Home Maintenance

  • Handyman, change light bulbs, fix minor plumbing leaks, etc
  • Incidental gardening and light yard care or light housekeeping or clearing steps and walks of snow
  • Assessment for hazards and repair needs
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Social

  • Friendly visits
  • Go for a walk together
  • Birthday Card program 
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Tech Support

  • PCs and Macs
  • Printers and networking
  • Software help and tutoring
  • TV remotes, VCRs, programming answering machines

 

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Commercial Services

 

We do not recommend commercial services. 
Our volunteers may have ideas from their personal experience, but that is not endorsed by TENT.

 

 

 

Services to the Organization

Leader

Leaders

Volunteers who manage various functions of TENT.

News

News

Find and write news stories. Edit. Submit photos. Layout newsletters. Publish news to our distribution list.

Administration

Office Administration

Plan, keep records, manage personnel, organize meetings

Phone

Office Answering Phones

Take calls from the public and refer caller to best person. 

Take requests from Members and record them in our computer system.

Tech

Office IT Technical

Make certain that all our computer technology works well and users know how to use it.

Training

Volunteer Training and Coordination

Orient new Volunteers and train them in procedure. Keep them motivated and happy.

 

 

 

 

 

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