Project HEARTH Needs Volunteers to Work with Seniors

Family Services’ Project HEARTH Needs Volunteers to Work with Seniors

POTTSTOWN, PA, July 11, 2016 — Family Services’ Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is in need of dedicated volunteers to work with seniors living in the greater North Penn and Pottstown areas of Montgomery County. 

Created in 1994, Family Services’ Project HEARTH links elderly adults who are healthy enough to live in their own homes with special support services that help them to remain independent. These support services include professional in-home counseling; errand and transportation service; friendly visiting; telephone reassurance; and handyman service for minor repairs.

Volunteers must enjoy working with seniors and will offer compassion and companionship through phone calls and/or friendly visits, handyman chore services for minor home repairs, and/or errand and transportation services. Individual and group volunteer opportunities are available during the day, evening and on weekends. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance. 

“Volunteering with Project HEARTH is not a huge time commitment,” said Aaron Shostak, volunteer coordinator, Project HEARTH. “Our volunteers are caring people who just want to help an elderly neighbor.” 

For more information on volunteering with Project HEARTH, please contact Aaron Shostak at 610-326-1610 ext. 335 (Pottstown) or 215-368-0985 ext. 335 (North Penn) or ashostak@fsmontco.org.

Project HEARTH is supported by grants from the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services; North Penn United Way; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation; United Way of Boyertown Area; VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn; and private donations.

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