Friendship Volunteer Training Program May 7 and May 14 in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID – Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Lake Placid on the mornings of May 7 and May 14.

The training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 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.

Mercy Care invites anyone in the Tri-Lakes region, Au Sable Forks, Keene or other surrounding communities who is interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer to take the training in Lake Placid. Mercy Care is seeking to extend its volunteer assistance programs in the Au Sable Forks, Keene Valley, Keene, Wilmington, and Jay communities.

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

To request registration information, contact Holly Huber at Mercy Care by calling 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 and help them age in place more successfully.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is governed by a local board of directors and relies solely on grants and charitable gifts from individuals, businesses, and foundations for its support. Mercy Care’s services are provided free of charge to those it assists. Board members include: Jeremiah M. Hayes, President, Sr. M. Camillus O’Keefe, RSM, Vice-President, David Aldrich, Art Devlin, Melissa Eisinger, Frank Lescinsky, Jack McGill, D.D.S., Judith Meagher, Paul O’Leary, Susan Sweeney, Mary Welch, Jamie Whidden, Sr. Denise Wilke, RSM, and Fr. John Yonkovig.

Mercy Care can be reached at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946, by calling Donna Beal, executive director, at 518-523-5581, or by e-mail at dbeal@adkmercy.org

For more information, visit www.adkmercy.org.