Association of Senior Citizens in Franklin County, Inc
PO Box 288, 125 Catherine Street
Malone, NY 12953
Susan Schrader, Director | Carole Ann Milljour, Assistant Program Director |
Amanda Hamilton, Sr. Bookkeeper | Arlington Trombley, Transportation Manager | Rose Lafave, Transportation Bookkeeper
SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Senior Volunteer Program of Franklin County is a contracting agency with the Office for the Aging in Franklin County. The SVP focuses its mission on engaging caring people to give of their time and talents through volunteering. Volunteering consists of taking action to assist area seniors, who are less fortunate, while solving their communityís toughest challenges. Through their insight and efforts, improvements and needed changes are made; enriching not only their lives in the process, but the lives of those they so proudly and generously serve.
At the present time, The Senior Volunteer Program has 545 active volunteers. The service categories that are being addressed involve Health/Nutrition Programs, Food Distribution and Collection Programs and its Hospice/Terminally Ill Services, all of which are maintained via Senior Volunteers. Secondary to this are our Human Needs Programs, which include Housing Rehabilitation and Construction, the Senior Citizens Assistance Program and the Education Program which incorporates the Cultural Heritage Sites. Other service categories, specific to the SVP, are its Environmental Awareness, Community and Economic Development Programs (which encompasses our thrift store). While 13.90% of seniors living in Franklin County live below the poverty level, our program addresses the need for both Food Distribution Centers and Adult Centers which provide both the Congregate Meals and the Home Delivered Meals to seniors living in our county. The SVP also provides medical transportation to seniors who have no other means of transportation available to them. Last year our volunteers completed 119 transports. (This program offers Supplemental Insurance coverage as well as mileage reimbursement of either .50 per mile and/or a cap of $25 depending upon the service provided.)
Through the SVP, the St. Vincent De Paulís Thrift Store continues to provide discounted clothing for its clients and seniors in need. While The SVP addresses various other needs, these priorities have become our most valued. We are able to continue to feed the hungry and provide transportation to and from live saving medical appointments and/or medical procedures. The SVP continues to operate in conjunction with other organizations involved with the improvement in the quality of life of its clients through partnership with area families and individuals. The SVPís goal, via its 545 volunteers, is to lessen food insecurity in seniors, provide them with much needed medical attention, through its Medical Transportation Program, and assist in providing clothing for seniors and people in need.
Volunteer opportunities include: Meal registrations, preparation and cleanup as well as decorating for special occasions at our 8 Adult Centers. Community and Economic Development volunteer activities entails office work, working in hospital gift shops/snack bars. Senior Citizenís Assistance includes friendly visitation, telephone reassurance (checking on seniors at their homes via telephone contacts on a periodic basis), assisting with entertainment Ė music/playing in bands, dancing, games/crafts, taking seniors to PT and
X-rays and Mass within a hospital or nursing home setting, etc. Other areas of interest are fundraising projects and attending site meetings as board selected members on committees.
The SVP offers volunteers the opportunity to serve in just about any capacity of interest or expertise at the following 54 worksites currently under its jurisdiction. This list is as follows:
ADULT CENTERS, ADIRONDACK FARMERíS MARKET, ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER, ALICE HYDE MEDICAL CENTER, ALMANZO WILDER ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, BRUSHTON-MOIRA ADULT CENTER, BRUSHTON-MOIRA FOOD PANTRY, BURKE ADULT CENTER, BURKE FOOD PANTRY, CEREBRAL PALSY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (transportation only), CONSTABLE ADULT CENTER, EMMAUS SOUP KITCHEN, FARRAR NURSING HOME, FORT COVINGTON ADULT CENTER, FRANKLIN COUNTY BACKPACK PROGRAM, FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FRANKLIN COUNTY NURSING HOME, FRANKLIN COUNTY OFFICE OF THE AGING, FRANKLIN COUNTY OMBUDSMAN, FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, FRANKLIN COUNTY SVP, FRANKLIN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY, HIGH PEAKS HOSPICE, HISTORIC SARANAC LAKE, HOSPICE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, LAKE CLEAR SENIORS, MALONE ADULT CENTER, MALONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MALONE GOLDEN AGE CLUB, MERCY CARE FOR THE ADIRONDACKS, MERCY LIVING CENTER, MOIRA NEW HOPE FOOD PANTRY, NORTH STAR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, NORTHERN NY VISITORS HOSPITALITY CENTER, PAUL SMITHS COLLEGE VIC CENTER, SARANAC LAKE ADULT CENTER, ST. PAULíS FOOD PANTRY, ST. REGIS FALLS ADULT CENTER, ST. REGIS MOHAWK ADULT CENTER, ST. VINCENT DEPAUL THRIFT STORE, THE WILD CENTER, THIRD AGE ADULT CENTER OF MALONE, TUPPER LAKE COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, WAVERLY FOOD PANTRY, WESTVILLE HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION
If you are 50 years or older and are interested in joining the SVP in serving your community, making new acquaintances, keeping up skills youíve acquired OR know of anyone who might be interested, please contact the SVP Office, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm by calling 481-1528/481-1529 to speak with Susan Schrader, Director or Carole Ann Milljour, Assistant Program Director; AND/OR stop in to see us at our 125 Catherine St. office in Malone to get further information and/or to pick up an application.
Service is a privilege that keeps on giving and giving!
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