Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has announced they are now recruiting new volunteers and have scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of October 2 and October 9, 2018. The training sessions will be held from 9:30 am to 1 pm (Both mornings are required to complete the training).
New Volunteers will join Mercy Care’s more than 100 Friendship Volunteers from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake who are helping their elder neighbors stay connected to their communities and helping to make their lives a little easier. Mercy Care volunteers are currently serving more than 100 elders.
Volunteers will learn about offering friendship and assistance to elders in sessions on healthy aging, spirituality, community resources for elders, and other topics.
Mercy Care is also seeking some new specialist friendship volunteers to help elders with small tasks in the home such as changing light bulbs, assisting with small projects such as hooking up a printer to a computer, or getting seasonal decorations out from storage areas in the house, for example.
Anyone in the Tri-Lakes or other surrounding communities who is interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer is invited to take the training in Lake Placid. Mercy Care is seeking to extend its volunteer assistance programs in the Keene Valley, Keene, Wilmington, and Jay communities.
Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To request registration information, contact Jenn Grisi at Mercy Care by calling (518) 523-5583 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Mercy Care can be reached at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, by calling Donna Beal, Executive Director, at (518) 523-5581, or by e-mail at [email protected] For more information, visit Mercy Care’s website.