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Mercy Care schedules Friendship Volunteer training

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled Friendship Volunteer training programs in Tupper Lake on the mornings of Sept. 17 and 24, and in Saranac Lake on the mornings of Oct. 8 and 15.

Both mornings are required to complete the training in either location.

Mercy Care says its volunteers are currently serving more than 100 elders in the Tri-Lakes region and are experiencing many new requests from elders in our community who need friends and assistance to help them age in place more successfully.

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

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

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

The training program is free of charge, but preregistration is required. To request registration information, contact Holly Huber at 518-523-5583 or 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 to enhance the fullness of their lives and help them age in place more successfully.

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