[email protected] reaches 100 pledges

[email protected], a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, has reached its goal of having 100 pledges to join about a year after starting the drive.

The group, which is partnering with Jamaica Plain-based Ethos, lets members join in a group purchase of such services as home visits and transportation, enabling them to live in private housing rather than a nursing home. Ethos is a nonprofit that has been serving southeast Boston’s seniors for four decades. Its mission includes keeping seniors living in private homes as long as possible.

Dale Mitchell, executive director of Ethos, said that [email protected] is currently turning the pledges into members with the goal of completing that conversion sometime in early December. “We are very excited,” he said about reaching the 100-pledge threshold.

[email protected] will need to have 100 members to be financially viable. He said the group is “very hopeful” it will meet that mark. Mitchell said that once the conversion is complete, the building of the group’s infrastructure will begin within Ethos.

Sandee Storey, a Gazette columnist, helped co-found [email protected]

For more information about [email protected], call 617-522-9042, email [email protected], or visit ethocare.org.

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