Looking for individuals at least 55 years of age that want to give back
The Utah County Senior Grandparents and Senior Companion programs are looking for active seniors that want to give back. Senior Companions helps the lives of adults who need extra assistance to live independently in their own homes or communities. They serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers. Foster Grandparents assist children in schools, daycare facilities, crisis nurseries and other places where they tutor and mentor children and individuals with special needs.
Men and women who are at least 55 years old and can volunteer 15 - 40 hours a week. Volunteers are trained, and oriented in the program and introduced to companions. Some volunteers who meet the eligibility guidelines may qualify for a small stipend, too.
Guidelines for eligibility can be found at www.UtahCountyHealth.org/seniors, while questions and appointments can be made by calling 801-851-7767.
The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd.