Area communities get word out on check-ins for seniors

April 30, 2017
The Blade (OH)

Allean Harris is a hugger, so the two volunteers visiting her were not leaving the home without a warm embrace from the 83-year-old Toledo woman. Beth Veres, 76, and Freddi Roberson, 74, were the week’s Retired Seniors Volunteer Program visitors to Ms. Harris’ home. “I look forward to them coming, especially when you live alone and you don’t have anyone to talk to,” she said. The program, started in 2000, pairs retired volunteers with seniors who want a pair of weekly visitors to check on them.

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