Agency Seeks Volunteers for Rewarding Programs

The York County Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers for its Friendly Visitor and Financial Counselor programs.

A volunteer friendly visitor is someone who is willing to share an hour or two each week with a homebound older adult. Many of these older adults have very limited social contact. These visits are often the high point of their week, whether spent reading, writing letters, playing card or board games, or just chatting.

There are needs throughout York County.

Financial counselors visit older adults on a regular basis, and assist them with budgeting, balancing a checkbook, paying bills and other financial functions.  Financial counselors work closely with the consumer’s care manager.

These are perfect volunteer opportunities for both men and women of all ages (18 or older), who like to help others. No experience is needed.

YCAAA provides training for both programs.

For more information please contact Hope Eberly, Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-771-9610, 1-800-632-9073 or at HCEberly@yorkcountypa.gov. Volunteer applications can be downloaded from the “Forms and Documents” page of www.ycaaa.org.