The Senior Intervention Group (SIG) is a grass roots effort which began to accommodate seniors throughout the Lake Mary community who cannot perform basic tasks and chores. These are often urgent, but not life-threatening needs. The local police department was determined to fulfill the need and is working to link area churches and local businesses to designate volunteers, and donate discounted products or services. Immediate assistance provided to seniors includes: basic home or vehicle repair, transportation, short-term financial assistance, yard work, elder abuse/neglect prevention, food delivery, furniture moving, pet care, home health, safety equipment, health education. As word spreads about SIG, more elderly residents call, confirming the need for greater outreach and funds, as not all needs can be met through volunteers. Unlike some government programs, SIG is meeting needs without the waiting list. Our vision is to grow program outreach, at least county-wide.
CALL TO ACTION!
PLEASE HELP US WITH THE PEPSI GRANT. We need your vote! The Senior Intervention Group (SIG) started about a year ago, and community need is rapidly growing. SIG Would like to expand its volunteer base and funding to help seniors throughout Seminole County, and this grant opportunity makes it so easy for you to help.
Just log on to the link below and register, then you can vote for this idea once a day until 3/31/10 (please!). If our idea is one of the top 10 with the most votes this month-we win the grant! Forward this information to everyone you know. If you have Facebook, Twitter or many other social media sources, you can help spread the word too!
Please tell everyone you know to log on and vote for the SENIOR INTERVENTION GROUP grant request. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
Information on SIG provideed by:
Stacey M. Burton, M.Ed., CDMS, CMC
Geriatric Care Manager
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