Faith In Action Reminds People To Check On Seniors
Faith in Action is a network of volunteers that work with seniors in our community to assist them in staying independent.
The pandemic has hit many people and communities in various ways, but none more that our seniors, who have been the biggest target of this deadly virus.
Speaking on WNBF’s First News Binghamton, the director of Faith in Action Sue Spencer in anormal year we would be offering rides to the doctors’ for appointments, or the grocery store to do shopping and other errands.
Spencer said currently we are still helping people get to their groceries, and helping with some doctors appointments, she says “mainly we just try to be there for them as a support.”
Many seniors living on our community have no family and benefit from the support they receive from community volunteers.
The pandemic has caused an increase in the amount of Seniors who rely on others to do their shopping, primarily groceries, many do not drive, or they fear the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Faith in Action is one of many organizations whose primary infrastructure is made up of volunteers, Sue Spencer says there are always in need of volunteers to pick up grocery orders that have been called in to area supermarkets and deliver them to seniors in our community.
Spencer says they also place reassurance calls, where they would make calls to seniors to check in on them and engage in friendly conversation.
She reminds us that with the holidays here the isolation for many seniors can be extremely difficult.
Sue is asking the community to look around their neighborhood and if they have older neighbors, many just check on them and say hello, offer to do a few things for them.
Faith in Action is always looking for volunteers for a variety of things to help seniors on our community.
If you’re interested in becoming a Faith in Action Volunteer and want more information you can call
607 724 9130 extension 339 and leave a message and someone will contact you.
Volunteer Form CLICK HERE