Jun 12

Clinton Senior Center needs volunteers to deliver meals

Date: June 12, 2015 | Category: News

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is seeking help in delivering hot meals to homebound seniors from the Clinton Senior Center.
Volunteers are the backbone of Home Delivered Meal Programs across the country and throughout the Care Connection for Aging Services district. Not only do the volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in their local communities, but they also provide the seniors with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
In many cases, volunteer delivery drivers form friendships with the seniors they serve. Home Delivered Meal drivers offer one solution to relieving a family’s worry about a loved one’s loneliness, eating habits, and inability to cook or drive to the local center.
Timing is also flexible for volunteers, but most programs deliver meals before noon on delivery days. Volunteers need reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and current insurance. Individuals must be able to lift 20- to 30-pound food packs; meals are not delivered on weekends, holidays or during inclement weather. If you, a group or business have a few hours once a month, consider giving that time to your community.
To volunteer at the Clinton Senior Center, contact the RSVP office at 660-723-1008 or JoAnn Wade at the Clinton Senior Center at 660-885-3482.
RSVP is America’s largest network for citizens age 55 and better that promotes volunteering by offering the opportunity to meet a variety of community needs through volunteer service.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the Clinton Senior Center are operated by Care Connection for Aging Services, a non-profit area agency on aging with a mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or email us at information@goaging.org.