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Medical Escort

Medical Escort volunteers accompany elders or disabled adults to medical appointments, providing companionship and other personalized support along the way.

A Medical Escort volunteer accompanies a senior to a medical appointment.Why Medical Escort?

Age or disability can make it difficult for many elders and adults with disabilities to get to medical appointments. In addition, some may be isolated and have no one to help them arrive at appointments safely.

The Medical Escort program provides a simple solution: caring volunteers who give both emotional support and door-through-door physical assistance at the level an elder needs.

“It means so much to the people I escort. Most of the time they would not get there without me.”
-a quote from a Medical Escort Volunteer

How It Works

Medical escort volunteers help with:
• lending a hand or an arm when mobility is an issue
• navigating confusing hospitals
• understanding doctors’ instructions
• picking up prescriptions

All that is needed to volunteer is a friendly, caring attitude and some weekday availability. We need volunteers with and without cars. This is a flexible opportunity.

To become a Medical Escort volunteer please fill out our online volunteer application, or call 617-482-1510 for more information.

You can also email Mark at mbyrne@fw4elders.org directly if you have any questions about the Medical Escort program.