Tupper Lake Friendship Volunteer training offered

LAKE PLACID – Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Tupper Lake on the mornings of Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, 2019. The training sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both mornings are required to complete the training.

New volunteers will join Mercy Care’s more than 100 Friendship Volunteers from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake who are helping their elder neighbors stay connected to their communities and helping to make their lives a little easier and happier.

Mercy Care volunteers are currently serving more than 100 elders in the Tri-Lakes region. There are elders who need Friendship Volunteer Assistance. Can you help?

Volunteers will learn together about offering friendship and assistance to elders in sessions on healthy aging, spirituality, community resources for elders, and other topics.

Anyone in the Tri-Lakes or other surrounding communities who is interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer is invited to take the training in Tupper Lake. Mercy Care is seeking to extend its volunteer assistance programs in the Keene Valley, Keene, Wilmington and Jay communities. We invite individuals who wish to assist elders in the Keene Valley, Keene, Wilmington and Jay communities to register for the January training.

Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

To request registration information, contact Holly Huber at 518-523-5583 or by e-mail at hhuber@adkmercy.org.

Volunteers of all faiths are encouraged and invited to participate.

The mission of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is to extend mercy to elders living in the community in order to enhance the fullness of their lives.