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Mission Statement

Depratment of Senior Affaairs: Provide opportunities that involve and assist seniors to acheive their potential, live in dignity and share their wisdom.

Foater Grandparent Program: To enable persons over the age of 55 to remain physically and mentally active and to enhance their self-esteem through participation in needed community service.

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Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55+ and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, serving children with one-on-one, direct service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.

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