Community Caregivers

Community Caregivers was founded in 1994 in Altamont, NY as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  With the help of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the founders used the Parish Nurse Program as a model in developing the organization.

Our mission is to enable individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life within their homes and communities.  Community Caregivers provides non-medical support services to those in need.

Services are offered to residents of the Albany County Towns of Guilderland, Bethlehem, New Scotland, Berne, Knox and Rensselaer county. We support family caregivers with education, resources and, for some, respite from caregiving.

It’s helpful to think of a “Village” as a plan, not a specific place. Older adults want to live home in their later years and joining a ‘Village” network-where members support each other-can help make it a reality. Community Caregivers is a leader in promoting age-friendly policies and community engagement in our region.

How does Community Caregivers fit in the Village Movement? As partners in the emerging Village Movement here in Albany County, we offer information sessions and guidance on the Village concept. We offer:

  • Presentations on the Village Movement 101 and how to get started
  • Volunteer opportunities through Community Caregivers
  • A way for you to get involved

With an established record of service since 1994, we’ve learned a thing or two about coordinating needed services-like transportation and grocery shopping-with a volunteer network and offering caregiver support. Contact us to learn more.

Bethlehem Neighbors

Visit our partner in the Town of Bethlehem at Bethlehem Neighbors!

We’re also a member of the Capital Region Villages Collaborative and
the Village to Village Network.