Volunteers Shovel Seniors' Driveways

5 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, February 28 2013 Feb 28, 2013 Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:54:00 PM CST February 28, 2013 in News
By: Micah Smith
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BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Council on Aging helps shovel driveways of seniors and people with disabilities every year. But this year, with the increase in snow, the council received more requests than usual.

"Well all year round the Boone County Council on Aging works with low income seniors but during the winter months we pair volunteers with seniors to help with snow shoveling. And we have a consistent client base we do work with. During times like this we have a lot of seniors who need help so we encourage them to call us and get on our list. And we'll pair them with a community volunteer and help them get dug out of the giant snow we recently had," said Executive Director Jessica Macy.

Because of the extra snow, some clients needed to be shoveled out twice. Betty and Steve Staats said the Boone County Council on Aging shoveled their driveway last week, but that they need help again.

"We had a real nice neighbor to come out Tuesday and to shovel it but as you can we need it again. And it makes it kind of hard for us to try to get somebody to come out and shovel the snow," said Betty Staats.

Unshoveled driveways has also made it difficult for other social services to be provided to seniors such as meals on wheels.

For more information on volunteering or how to get assistance click here or call 573-443-1111.

 

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