Letters to the Editor

Letter: Volunteer for seniors

To the Editor:

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Senior Services Associates, has been connecting volunteers with local nonprofits since 1987. The program’s goal is to link willing volunteers who are 55 years and older with nonprofits. Our program is currently recruiting volunteers for three critical programs.  

The Transportation Program, the Meals on Wheels Program and Senior Companion friendly visiting program are all important parts of the care plans that may be the deciding factor as to whether the elderly person can remain in their own home or risk institutionalization.  

The RSVP volunteers who are currently friendly visitors, delivering meals or transporting McHenry County homebound seniors feel a great sense of accomplishment. They realize that what they are doing is making a real difference. Volunteers can give as few as a couple of hours each week for any of these programs. Give us a call with any questions you might have or to start the process. Once you’ve committed, you will be provided training and support of your volunteer service. 

If you are interested in helping with any of these or any other opportunity to volunteer, please contact the local coordinator, Debbie Danitz at 815-344-3555 or ddanitz@seniorservicesassoc.org.

Deborah Danitz

McHenry

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