By Cynthia Germain
Neighbor-to-Neighbor gets its name from its mission to help neighbors stay independent through medical equipment loans and other services. Volunteers and donations are key to its activities which include its main program of medical equipment loans and its Peer Companion and Respite for Caregivers programs. Ann Bennett, Executive Director, is pleased with its successes and calls for residents to help in its efforts.
On-call volunteers connect with people in need of medical equipment while other volunteers are matched with homebound clients for social visits and non-medical respite care. Other volunteers staff daily office functions as well as help with special events activities. All services are made based on need, location in Door County and compatibility. There are three offices that provide medical equipment loans located in Sturgeon Bay, outside Fish Creek and Washington Island. Neighbor-to-Neighbor just hosted its annual fundraising event, the 9th Annual Ribfest, and will be holding their annual meeting, open to the public, that reviews financials and honor volunteers on November 28th at the Sturgeon Bay Library.