IN MARCH, WE MARCH!
March 3, 2016
Care for Caregivers
April 13, 2016
As Placer’s elderly population continues to grow, so does the demand for senior services.  We depend on grants, private donations and, most importantly, volunteers to execute the programs that impact these seniors for the better.
Our current roster of programs provides companionship and interaction, so vital to an elder’s psyche.  Please consider donating your time:
 
MyRides – transportation to medical appointments and daily errands
 
MyMeals – delivery of hot meals to homebound seniors
 
Home Modification & Safety Repair – small but significant handyman projects such as ramp and smoke detector installation to make home-life safer
 
Friendly Visitor – regular visits with a homebound senior
 
Recreation & Respite – social daycare for seniors with physical or memory impairments
What Our Clients Say
Testimonials from our clients attest to the effectiveness of our programs.
“Your MyMeals program is a lifesaver to isolated seniors.  As a caregiver I signed up one of my clients.  Prior to being on MyMeals, she lost 15 pounds due to lack of proper nutrition. The daily contact of a meal delivery has been truly lifesaving for her.”
What Our Volunteers Say
Sallysue Stein, a driver for MyMeals, has been a dedicated volunteer for several years.
“The Seniors First staff makes it so easy.  I have it on my weekly calendar, make a quick stop at the kitchen to pick up the meals and my list of clients, and I’m off,” she says.  “Some clients have been on my route for years now so I’ve heard about the births of their grandchildren, loss of a spouse, so many milestones.  I love zipping around town and knowing I’m brightening someone’s day.”
Reuben Johnson of Granite Bay enjoys the camaraderie of volunteering for MyRides.
“Through Seniors First, I have had the opportunity to meet people that have become great friends and part of my extended family.  In fact, they have helped me in my relationship with my own aging parents,” commented Johnson.
“Our mission is to keep seniors healthy and independent for as long as possible.  By getting them to medical appointments and providing hot meals and companionship, we are helping them thrive in their later years.  But none of our programs can operate without volunteers,”- Executive Director Jamee Horning
Ready to Help?
Volunteers create their own schedules and are eligible for mileage reimbursement.  Whether an hour a month or several times per week, we have a need for anyone wanting to make a lasting difference in our community.
If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Janessa at (530) 889-9500 ext. 213.