There is a wide range of services available to older adults in Alexandria, and some are not well known. As colder weather approaches and people are less able to be outdoors or have socially distanced visits with friends, services that ensure seniors remain engaged are especially valuable. NextDoor help map is one such service.
According to alextimes.com, “If you are a member of the NextDoor neighborhood information sharing app, you can find a map that shows the names of people near you who have offered to help others during this difficult time. Services offered include grocery shopping, running errands, walking dogs, checkin calls and lawn mowing. To find the help map in your area, go to the NextDoor app, click on “more,” and below your name it will list the name of your neighborhood and the link to the help map. If you are not already signed up for NextDoor, you can do so at www.nextdoor.com.”