Bay to Sound Neighbors Program Sees Success in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH -A community-based, non-profit membership organization is seeing success in Yarmouth.

Bay to Sound Neighbors, which was developed to help older members of Dennis and Yarmouth, age in place at home with help through volunteers, has gotten off the ground in the town and is already getting a good response.

They’re up to 8 volunteers and 83 members.

“It’s a lot bigger than we expected because I remember in the beginning we had talked about if we could have 30 in 3 months, well within 7 months we have a larger number,” said Yarmouth President Cheryl Herwig.

Over 200 villages already exist in the U.S. and nearly that many more are in development.

“A group of people got together and decided they did not want to leave their homes and wanted to age in place and put together a group of people to help each other,” said Herwig.

The village offers members an array of services that include transportation, light home and garden chores and friendly visits.

They also provide the volunteer services for the members so that they can continue to age effectively in the neighborhoods.

Mid-life and older residents of Yarmouth and Dennis are eligible to become members.

Annual membership fees are $250 for individuals and $375 for a household membership.

For more information and to register, go to

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