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Meals on Wheels Driver/Deliverer

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Diakon Community Services for Seniors

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

Deliver Meals on Wheels to consumers in Schuylkill County. We have five senior centers within the county and we cover approximately fifty routes each day which delivers nearly 1,000 meals each week. Not only are we providing seniors with a nutritious meal, we are also providing them with a wellness check.

Some requirements include but are not limited to:
Valid driver's license and auto insurance. Reading, writing, ability to bend, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing up to 30 pounds. Background check.

Because of Covid-19, our senior community needs us more now than ever. Human contact, and giving them a brief conversation while delivering a meal means so much to them and contributes to their well-being.



Due to Covid we are practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing our hands and surfaces often.

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About Diakon Community Services for Seniors

Location:

118 South Centre Street, Suite 1, Pottsville, PA 17901, US

Mission Statement

In response to God's love in Jesus Christ, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries will demonstrate God's command to love the neighbor through acts of service. Respect All people are unique gifts of God to be valued. Stewardship We are responsible to God, the church, and society for the use of all our precious resources. Service All work that affirms God's creation has worth and dignity. Many hands. One heart. Service Excellence.

Description

About our programs

Meals on Wheels, an outreach ministry here in Schuylkill County that services home bound seniors helping them to remain independent and in their own homes. We work in cooperation with The Office of Senior Services to deliver 5 meals per week to over 500 clients. These meals are delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Health & Wellness, provides health information to older adults in a way that is upbeat, encouraging and fun. The program focuses on health promotion, disease prevention activities, and health risk screening reaching hundreds of seniors in Schuylkill County.

Senior Community Resource Centers in Schuylkill County promote the social, emotional, physical and nutritional well being of older adults through a variety of community-based services and activities. Senior Centers currently serve approximately 270 congregate meals in addition to providing County seniors with help completing PACE applications, obtaining STS bus passes etc. The program is funded in part by the Office of Senior Services.

APPRISE offers counseling on Medigap, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and prescription drug plans to seniors in Schuylkill County. Trained volunteers provide counseling, answer questions, and help to file appeals on health insurance denials. APPRISE volunteers also give coverage in the Telecenter twice weekly. The program is funded in part by the Office of Senior Services in Schuylkill County.

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Schuylkill CountyPottsville, PA 17901

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One, two, or three days a week. Approximately 2-3 hours per day
  • Completed and signed application

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