Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Council on Aging Seeks Volunteers for Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed this fall for two very important programs that support Ashby elders. Do you have an hour or so available in the middle of the day once a week? Meals on Wheels drivers are needed for Tuesdays or Fridays at 11:15 a.m. The Meals on Wheels program provides a nutritious, hot meal to homebound seniors five days per week. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. Please call Angie Godin at 978-386-6800 to volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

A new program introduced this fall to support isolated Ashby seniors is the Friendly Visitor program. Many elders live alone and Friendly Visiting promotes better physical, mental and emotional health for seniors while creating lasting and meaningful relationships between seniors and volunteers.

Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with an Ashby elder and volunteer one or two hours of their time each week. Time spent together can include talking, writing letters, playing cards, taking walks or rides, running errands together or reading. All Council on Aging volunteers are required to have a CORI check (criminal background). If you wish to be a Friendly Visitor please call Kathryn Becker at 978-386-2424 ext. 27.

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