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You Can Help

Published 6:22am Sunday, May 19, 2013

The following are some of the volunteer opportunities currently open in Freeborn County. If you can help with these or would like to volunteer for others, call Pat Stumme, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program director, at Senior Resources, 377-7433.

Family Caregivers Network: Provide respite care (sit with a care receiver, but do not provide health services) so that the family caregiver can get out once in a while or call and visit with caregivers monthly about opportunities and coming events this fall. For more information, volunteers should call Senior Resources at 377-7433.

Need a quick gift?: When you give the RSVP first aid kits you are also helping the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Come to Senior Resources, blue awning on south side of Skyline Plaza, for the RSVP just-right size first aid kits equipped for your outdoor person, traveler or home emergencies. Now you’ll always be prepared.

St. John’s Lutheran Home, Thorne Crest Retirement Community, Good Samaritan Society, Oak Park Place: Can you assist with a wheel chair? Help residents in wheel chairs get from their rooms to the chapel on Sunday mornings. Or be there on various weekdays to help residents get into activities. The joy you share will come back to you many times over.

RSVP, a program of Senior Resources of Freeborn County, receives some funds through the United Way of Freeborn County, the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Corporation for National and Community Service.