The heart and soul of the Harpswell Aging at Home organization is its volunteers. Drawing on their own interests and skills, volunteers bring life to HAH’s mission of “helping people thrive while aging at home.”
Janet Alexander has volunteered for HAH in a variety of capacities. Last fall, the retired yoga instructor led a chair yoga class as part of the pilot program Friends Together. “I want to make yoga accessible to everyone who wants to do it,” Alexander said. “It was a great class — we all really loved it.”
Maura Donovan and Elaine Baur love to handwrite notes. Each month they write notecards to accompany Meals in a Pinch deliveries.
“I write a handwritten note to my sister every day, so volunteering for HAH in this capacity lets me do more of what I enjoy,” Baur said. Baur often picks a theme revolving around a season, something in the natural environment, or a Shakespeare quote to focus on when writing cards.