New Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers trained

The Mercy Care for the Adirondacks May 2021 Friendship Volunteer training class is, from left, Marilyn Duffy, Chris Crane, James Crane, Jodi Gibbs, Paul Brannigan, Katie Byrne, Kay Pauquette, Steve Sonneberg, Donna Walsh, Ruth Izraeli and Kathy Kernan. (Provided photo — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks)

LAKE PLACID — Eleven new Friendship Volunteers completed training and were commissioned to become Mercy Care for the Adirondacks Friendship Volunteers to assist their elder neighbors on May 19.

The next Friendship Volunteer training program is scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 in Lake Placid. If you are interested in becoming a Friendship Volunteer or volunteer Parish Nurse, or if you are an elder and need the services of a Mercy Care volunteer, contact Sarah Kane, Mercy Care’s elder care and volunteer training manager, at 518-523-5585 or skane@adkmercy.org.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is a mission sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy to enhance the fullness of life of elders. Mercy Care invites volunteers of all faiths to its Friendship Volunteer program. Assistance is provided to elders of all faiths. Mercy Care gives mercy, friendship and care on a non-denominational basis to elder neighbors aging in place.

There are no fees for Mercy Care’s services. Mercy Care is supported solely with charitable contributions and grants.


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