The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is
currently looking for dedicated, caring volunteers to deliver meals to homebound
senior citizens. Each volunteer generally works one day each week to an
assigned route, delivering meals between 10:30 a.m. to noon. Orientation
sessions for potential new volunteer drivers are scheduled in August 2016.
“If you have a heart for seniors and helping
others, we could greatly use your help,” said Ruth Green, Program Coordinator
for the Senior Nutrition Program. “Our volunteer drivers often provide the only
daily contact some of our recipients receive. A warm, nutritious meal delivered
with a smile can brighten any day.”
Volunteers who cannot provide a weekly
commitment can serve as back-up drivers. “Some individuals may choose to share
the commitment with a group of friends to alternate driving from week to week. Home
school families are also invited to become involved,” said Green.
Orientation sessions for new volunteer drivers will be held in August as
Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake
Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00
p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.
For more information about the Senior
Nutrition Program, please call (530) 621-6160 or visit www.edcgov.us/hhsa. The
Senior Nutrition Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human
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