Ways to help & support the Senior Center
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Learn more about volunteering.
There are many volunteer opportunities available through the Preble County Council on Aging Volunteer Program. We prepare holiday food baskets each December for shut-ins and those in need. We serve refreshments at Whispering Christmas at Fort St. Clair Park. Volunteers help with the Thursday Night Weekly Dance, Home Delivered Meals, “Senior Day” and other events and activities. Volunteers help at the Senior Center with the mailing of the bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter, and serve as a host/hostess in our Decade’s Diner. We match you with a volunteer postion that you will enjoy.
If you would like to be a volunteer, please call the Preble County Council on Aging at 937.456.4947 or 1.800.238.5146.
CAN YOU VOLUNTEER A FEW HOURS TO DELIVER LUNCH TO YOUR NEIGHBORS?
The Preble County Council on Aging provides Congregate and Home Delivered Meals to seniors in Preble County. Our Home Delivered Meal program needs volunteer back-up drivers to work three hours a day delivering meals to seniors in Preble County, using your vehicle. You receive mileage reimbursement. You will have a dedicated route, and you can work, one, two, or more days per week, or just one day per month. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays. If you would like to volunteer, or need more information, please call Ashley Bowers, In-Home Services Manager at 937.456.4947 or 1.800.238.5146.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE: NURSING HOME VISITORS NEEDED
Do you need a lift in your life? Be a visitor in one or more of our local Nursing Homes. Some people have no family, and are so greatful to have a smiling, friendly visitor. They are a Blessing. Try it you’ll like it. Call the Preble County Senior Center at 937.456.4947 for more information.
FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM
A “Friendly Visitor” spends quality time visiting with a senior in their home. This is another way we keep “homebound” clients connected with the outside world. At a prearranged time, the senior volunteer will visit an individual, just to sit and talk, reminisce about the past, talk about the future, or play board games and cards, or watch television. The volunteer might read a book or newspaper to the individual. Again, this is a way to keep a senior connected to the outside world and have some social time with another person.
TELEPHONE REASSURANCE PROGRAM
This special service is a way we keep “homebound” clients connected with the outside world. With the Telephone Reassurance Program, senior volunteers call to check on an individual daily. This might be a call to just say “hello, how are you feeling today?” The volunteer might remind the individual to take their medicine, etc. It’s a way of staying in touch with a person on a friendly and caring level.
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
We occasionally need an individual with a nursing or health care background to do blood pressure readings at the Senior Center. It would be for one hour, on a Friday from 10:30-11:30 am. You would be on call on a Friday to back up an individual or business that has to cancel.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GARDENING IN SUMMER.
Each spring we look for individuals to help with gardening/lawn work at the Senior Center. This would include planting spring flowers, starting a herb garden, planting vegetables for use in our Cafe’, pulling weeds or mulching, etc. Each year we have garden space available on the Senior Center grounds. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those persons with garden space are responsible for taking care of their own garden space, planting, weeding, etc.
VOLUNTEER HOSTESSES AND CASHIERS NEEDED.
The Decade’s Diner has openings for volunteer hostesses and cashiers. Call Stacey Copes, Senior Center Services Manager at 937.456.4947 for details.