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Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Council for Older Adults (COA) at an open house to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes and tours of the Council’s facility. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about specific programs.

The Council for Older Adults’ mission is to provide choices for older adults in Delaware County so they can live safely in their own homes and stay healthy as they age. That means providing over 180,000 meals each year to seniors; offering in-home care services through a highly-trained team of licensed social workers; and providing hundreds of exciting monthly programs at the enrichment center to help adults stay active and healthy.

Vital support is provided to the Council by volunteers, who assist with various programs and services. Volunteers are in high demand for the transportation program. Volunteers at the Council offer transportation assistance to Delaware County residents age 60 and older by providing rides to medical appointments, social service agencies and adult day care facilities.

Due to an increased demand for insurance services, the Council for Older Adults is also seeking volunteers to assist with the insurance program. Volunteers may help with office duties, such as data entry, scheduling and phone calls; or may work with clients directly to answer their basic Medicare questions. Volunteers will receive the necessary training related to their duties.

In addition to transportation drivers and insurance volunteers, the Council is also recruiting Meals On Wheels volunteers, home chore volunteers, community ambassadors, kitchen assistants and more.

To RSVP for the volunteer open house, or for more information about the volunteer program, please call the Council for Older Adults at (740) 363-6677 or visit < www.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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