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Catholic Charities seeks volunteers

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:14 p.m. CDT

Catholic Charities’ Senior Companion Program (SCP) is looking for people age 55 and older who are interested in visiting with another senior who is homebound and living in Grundy County.

Volunteers provide companionship through weekly friendly visits to seniors in their community; no home care duties are involved. Volunteers may provide occasional transportation to appointments, help with grocery shopping, provide respite care to families or simply have a cup of coffee and reminisce about old times, according to a news release. Volunteers who meet the income guidelines will receive a tax-free hourly stipend and a mileage reimbursement for time spent with clients.

Volunteering as a senior companion is a fantastic way to meet new people and give back to the community.

In Grundy County, call Mari at 815-724-1134 to learn more about volunteering. For information about the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.

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