CARE Program Seeks To Fill Lead Volunteer Position
Original Release: 6/11/2018
The goal of the program is to help the older adults in these eight communities stay safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible.
This will be accomplished through the coordination and completion of services in and around the home including minor home repairs, organizational tasks, and seasonal and cleaning based tasks that support aging in place.
CARE Program Lead Volunteer
The Lead Volunteer is an unpaid position that will work with the CARE Program Coordinator and staff in order to assist with volunteer preparation and project coordination. Applicants should have a passion for working with older adults and be able to work well as a member of a team. * Position will include a background check.
1-10 hours per week.
CARE Program Coordinator.
CARE (Communities Assisting Residential Elders) received the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) Senior Center Innovation Grant to launch a new program in 2017.
A collaborative effort of representatives from Cleveland Heights, Maple Heights, Solon and the CPA communities of Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, and South Euclid has led to the development of the CARE Program.
The program is designed to improve the safety of older adult residents from the eight aforementioned communities by providing access to home maintenance services both inside and outside the home, minor home repairs, as well as home safety guidance.
The collaborative was selected as one of the two innovative collaboratives awarded a second round of funding through the Senior Center Innovation Grant by the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services through the Health & Human Services Levy, which provided the initial planning funds.
Residents of the eight participating communities are able to apply for membership in this program which emphasizes safety and independence for older adults within their home.
Related:➤ Community Partnership on Aging
➤ Cuyahoga County, Ohio
➤ City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Highland Heights, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Lyndhurst, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Maple Heights, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Mayfield Heights, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Mayfield Village, Ohio ↗
➤ City of Solon, Ohio ↗
➤ City of South Euclid, Ohio ↗