2013-11-07 / Lifestyles

Companion volunteers honored at luncheon


From left, Rosemary Sablack, award recipients Nancy Zellner (Schoolcraft County), Patricia Boyington (Delta County), and John Berge (Menominee County), and Connie Maule, Senor Companion director, pose for a picture during the recent Senior Companion volunteer recognition luncheon. 
Submitted photo From left, Rosemary Sablack, award recipients Nancy Zellner (Schoolcraft County), Patricia Boyington (Delta County), and John Berge (Menominee County), and Connie Maule, Senor Companion director, pose for a picture during the recent Senior Companion volunteer recognition luncheon. Submitted photo MANISTIQUE – Senior Companion volunteers were recently honored. The top volunteer from each county received the first-ever “Gil Sablack Award”.

Sablack, a Manistique resident who passed away last year, was a longtime CAA board member. Fifty-two volunteers were honored at the annual recognition luncheon.

Senior Companion volunteers provide companionship and assistance to frail elderly, mental health clients, assisted living home, nursing home and foster care residents and adult day centers.

CAA is currently recruiting volunteers for the program. Volunteers should be 55 years of age or older and have a passion and desire to help others. Companions are paid a non-taxable stipend and transportation reimbursement.

If interested, contact Constance Maule, Senior Companion director, Community Action Agency, 507 1st Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829 or call (800) 562-9131.

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