Volunteers Needed to Do Yard Work for Seniors

Friday, March 19, 2010

NASHUA - Seniors Count-Nashua is looking for volunteers to do yard work for Nashua seniors.

Volunteers will lend a hand to seniors who are physically or financially unable to get their yards cleaned up themselves. They will rake; clear out flower beds; and clean up small branches, pine cones, and similar debris.

The month-long project starts on Saturday, April 17 with a kick-off celebration held beginning at 8:00am at Milette Manor at 72 Vine Street in Nashua. Rakes, lawn bags, and other supplies will be distributed at this time. If possible, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools as well.

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will welcome volunteers at the kick-off event. A continental breakfast will be provided by St. Joseph Hospital.

Seniors Count-Nashua will match volunteers with seniors and provide instructions on the outdoor work that needs to be done at the senior’s home. Volunteers can work for a morning to do a single senior’s home – or a full day to provide clean-up help at multiple homes.

Those not able to volunteer on April 17 can still participate in the clean-up effort by completing the yard work at their assigned senior’s home by May 15.

This volunteer opportunity is perfect for service organizations, families, company groups, scout troops and other youth groups, and individuals.

If you or members of your organization want to lend a hand, please contact Michael Wynne, community volunteer coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-0531, ext. 3108, or mwynne@snhs.org.

About Seniors Count

Seniors Count-Nashua is a program of Southern New Hampshire Services. A citywide collaborative initiative, it involves a partnership of organizations who have come together to raise awareness, leverage resources, and coordinate services for the at-risk senior members of our community. Seniors Count is designed to ensure that each senior receives the help that he or she needs in order to maintain their independence, and to safely live their lives with dignity and in the manner they choose.


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