A Little Help of Delta County is sponsoring a 'Service Saturday' event on June 16 to connect seniors in need of help with local volunteers. A half dozen area seniors have indicated a need for assistance so far with various home maintenance jobs. Services include inspecting handrails, cleaning cupboards and refrigerators, de-cluttering closets, weeding, washing windows, eliminating cobwebs, touching up paint, polishing furniture and floors, vacuuming rugs, dusting, scrubbing grout, organizing paperwork, helping with technology, washing cars, and sprucing up the yard.
A Little Help began in the North Fork Valley and is in the process of expanding into the rest of Delta County. Guide
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Volunteer teams deploy to seniors' homes every spring and fall to help with yard and home chores while getting to know their elder neighbors. The goal is to provide community support to allow seniors to become engaged with their neighbors and remain in their homes. Kathy Edwards, Delta County coordinator for A Little Help, is still seeking seniors in need of assistance as well as volunteers to take part in Saturday's event.
"We welcome families, groups, youth, and individuals to volunteer for this tangible, meaningful opportunity," she said. Anyone interested in volunteering or any senior in need of assistance is urged to contact Kathy at 970-527-3482 or 970-527-4454 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday's volunteers are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. on June 16, at the PACE/Volunteers of America (VOA) facility at 11411 Highway 65 in Eckert and then disperse to provide services to seniors from 9 a.m. to noon that morning. Several PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) employees will be included among the volunteers who work with seniors that day.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.