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In an effort to increase awareness of services for seniors and caregivers, the Council for Older Adults has launched its mobile outreach program. The Council’s “CareVan” is a mobile resource center used to provide information about services to older adults and caregivers throughout the county.


This year, the program has been expanded to provide additional on-site services, including a social worker to address confidential intake and referral questions.


“This is a great opportunity for the Council to get out into the community and really help older adults,” said Donna Meyer, community relations coordinator at the Council for Older Adults. “We launched this program last year, and the community’s response has been overwhelmingly positive. This year, we’re fortunate to partner with other organizations like Wexner Heritage Village and well-known establishments like Buehler’s, who provided space for us. It shows that the community truly does care about seniors.”


Volunteers staffing the mobile unit will distribute information, answer questions and interact with members of the community. The upcoming schedule includes:


* Friday, June 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Friday, downtown Delaware


* Friday, June 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Delaware County Bank, Galena


* Friday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ostrander BBQ Chicken Dinner


For more information about the CareVan and when specific on-site services are available, contact Donna Meyer, community relations coordinator at the Council for Older Adults, at 740-203-2358 or by email at < donna@growingolder.org >.


The Council for Older Adults is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older people in Delaware County live safely in their own homes and stay healthy as they age. Programs and services provided by the Council are supported in part by the local senior services levy, corporate and private donations, and grants. The Council for Older Adults is a United Way agency.


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