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Meeting the needs of Older Adults and the Disabled in Southwest Michigan
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GIVE - In Home Support Program:
The GIVE In Home Support program got its start in 1998 with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide assistance to seniors who wished to stay in their own home.
Mission: “To engage volunteers age 18 and older in service to seniors and people with disabilities to help them remain independent and in their own home for as long as possible. ‘
Volunteers: Individuals are not assigned, but choose what they would like to do and how much time they have to give to the program.
Opportunities: include but are not limited to the following:
Visiting: coffee and conversation, watching a movie together, talking a walk, assisting people with low vision, sorting, and organizing mail and other paperwork
Transportation: doctor’s appointments, errands, seasonal drives
Shopping: groceries, clothes, holiday gifts, thrift shops, the Mall
Telephone reassurance: morning check in call, afternoon chat, anytime ‘visiting’ over the phone for those who are homebound
Light Housekeeping: vacuum, straightening up
Yard Work: Spring and fall cleanup
2013 marks GIVE’s 15th anniversary serving people in Kalamazoo County. Not only are services rendered, but friendships are formed, some which last for years. Volunteers have come up with some very creative ways to serve. There’s the mother who brings her children with her to visit a ‘grandma’ in town. While the volunteer runs the vacuum, grandma reads stories to her children. “It’s nice they can spend time with someone like ‘Mary’ as their own grandparents live out of town. They love to read and be read to and the cookies are an added bonus! It gives us all something to look forward to!”
Want to Join? Call or email Kathy Cox at 382-0515 Ext. 127
Lend a Hand * Socialize * Make a friend * Have some FUN.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. Rumi
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