Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer training program scheduled

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer training program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of Oct. 4 and 11.

Both mornings are required to complete the training. The training sessions will be held from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

New volunteers will join Mercy Care’s more than 100 Friendship Volunteers from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake who help their elder neighbors stay connected to their communities and helping make their lives a little easier and happier. Mercy Care volunteers currently serve 107 elders.

Training session topics include healthy aging, spirituality and community resources for elders.

Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To request registration information, contact Jenn Grisi at Mercy Care at 518-523-5583 or jgrisi@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.

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