Clearview Assistance Program
Clearview Assistance Program (C.A.P.)
C.A.P. is a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) volunteer-run program serving the senior citizens of the Clearview Gardens cooperative in Whitestone, NY. However, any shareholder with a need can request assistance.
Residents reach out to other residents as “phone buddies,” teen volunteers from local schools assist with shopping, and professional social workers try to help shareholders obtain government services to which they are entitled.
Also available are in-home nurse visits, buses to local shopping areas and doctor’s offices, and informative ongoing programs, which include speakers, exercise classes, and more.
With government grants and assistance from the Samuel Field YM-YWHA, and support from the Clearview Gardens Board of Directors, volunteers have home-grown a tremendous asset to the community.