Cattaraugus Co Dept of Aging
An estimated 500 Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers will serve our program. Of those 500 volunteers, 345 will be placed in the Primary Focus Area. Volunteers will provide a variety of service activities, such as preparing, packing, transporting/delivering meals and providing social contact to the homebound and/or individual with disabilities. They will transport individuals to medical appointments primarily, but also provide transportation to assist with other needs such as food, clothing, and self care. Volunteers will use their own vehicle and will wait if needed at the appointment site to provide companionship, and then transport the client back to their home. Volunteers will also assist in food collection and distribution to eligible recipients through a network of 17 placement sites, including Interfaith Caregivers, the Senior Wellness and Nutrition sites (13), Olean Food Pantry, St. Bonaventure Outreach Corp, and Loaves and Fishes Southern Tier Food Pantry. The Primary Focus Area of the project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period, 700 homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities will be served, and 400 will report having increased social ties/social support. The CNCS federal investment of $36,750 will be supplemented by an anticipated $98,731 of non-federal resources.