The purpose of Alford-Assist is to allow participating Alfordians to communicate needs across the group, so that others can help. Using Alford-Assist, Alfordians will be able to ask for and hopefully get needed help, quickly while building interpersonal bonds within the community. The benefits should appeal to full-timers and second homeowners alike, and a long-term objective is to enable all of us to live independently, at home, for as long as possible. This model has been successful in Egremont, and should work here in Alford as well. For more information, visit the Alford-Assist web site, and add it to your favorites or bookmarks.