Warren County Community Services is looking for volunteers to spend time with the elderly in their homes.
The organization’s new Friendly Visitor program pairs area seniors with trained volunteers, who visit the elderly in their homes to check on their welfare and evaluate their needs.
Aging Director Karen Hill says a major goal of the program is to eliminate loneliness amongst the elderly, who as a group, are at an increased risk for depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
And in Warren County, the population of people ages 65 and older is a growing one, up 54.4 percent from 2000 to 2010, she said.
“These volunteers will be a tremendous asset to the continuum of care for older adults in our community,” said Hill.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Training is set for 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. March 18 and 26 at WCCC, 570 N. SR 741, Lebanon. Lunch will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, call Hill at 513-695-2288 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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