News Details - Project Care Volunteers Needed
The Tompkins County Office for the Aging needs volunteers to assist homebound senior citizens through the Project Care Program. Volunteers typically visit an individual once a week for about 1-2 hours, depending upon need.
Seniors may have one or more of the following types of needs: companionship, assistance with laundry or light housekeeping, errands, grocery shopping, light yard work or respite for a caregiver. Respite might involve staying with the senior in order that the caregiver might go out or have some time off from the responsibilities of caregiving.
Volunteers should be good listeners and enjoy the company of seniors.
For more information about Project Care, please contact Trina Schickel at the Office for the Aging, 274-5491.