Newtown Youth and Family Services

Independent Living Day

Spring 2023

All projects will be completed between 9:00 - 11:30AM.
Volunteer check-in/light breakfast begins at 8:30AM.

In collaboration with Nunnawauk Meadows, NYFS will provide volunteers to help residents with spring projects. Independent Living Day is a community wide effort to assist seniors, veterans, and disabled residents to continue to live safe and independently in their homes.

As part of NYFS’ continuum of care, Independent Living Day gives seniors an increased chance of living longer, healthier, and more productive lives by receiving assistance with basic home upkeep, FREE of charge. In particular, this event focuses on providing the following: mulch spreading, planting, raking, organizing closets and cabinets, clearing debris from walkways and patios, washing windows, cleaning refrigerators, discarding expired food and newspapers, and other household chores.

Volunteer Your Time!

Many senior citizens in Newtown face increased costs of living without the ability to make additional money. In order to live independently, they need assistance from their community. NYFS will be looking for volunteers for Independent Living Day. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Madison McColl at or (203) 270-4335.

Looking for Help?

NYFS will provide services to seniors or disabled residents in Nunnawauk Meadows, a restricted income over-sixty housing development. Below is a list of services being offered. 

  • Planting
  • Spreading Mulch
  • Raking
  • Window Washing
  • Clearing & Cleaning Porch/Patio
  • Bring Out Patio Furniture
  • Organize Closets / Cabinets
  • Clean Refrigerator

This annual event has become a much anticipated activity in Newtown and a proud tradition for NYFS. Not only does it help the senior community, but it promotes team building, family bonding, and community outreach.