You Can HelpPublished 6:58am Sunday, May 26, 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.
Are you ready for summer?: Summer brings picnics, beach fun and lots of outdoor fun, but also accidents, bug bites and health emergencies. Be prepared with our RSVP first aid kits! We even have kits for your cars and pets, and all are a convenient size for bringing anywhere. When you buy one you are also helping the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Come to Senior Resources, the blue awning on south side of the Skyline Plaza, for the RSVP first aid kits equipped for your outdoor person, traveler or home emergencies. Now you’ll always be prepared.
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.
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.