Tammy Glenn, Executive Director of CAREGIVERS in Ventura County, speaks with Our Ventura TV host, Bob Taylor, about their service of volunteers assisting the elderly through neighborly deeds. The nonprofit CAREGIVERS’ volunteers donate about 2-4 hours a week to help elderly community members in a variety of ways.

CAREGIVERS’ volunteers have been empowering seniors to live independently at home since 1964.

CAREGIVERS also works in partnership with other support services to extend the many ways to help seniors.

The CAREGIVERS mission is to promote the health, well-being, dignity, and independence of frail, homebound elders through one-on-one relationships with trusted volunteers.

CAREGIVERS provides non-medical, in-home support services and transportation for homebound, frail elders, preventing their premature placement into board and care facilities and making it possible for them to continue to live in the comfort and security of their own homes.

CAREGIVERS makes every effort to “match” a carefully screened and trained volunteer to a frail, homebound elder who needs basic assistance and companionship, in order to foster a long term, one-on-one relationship between them.

Their discussion also references the phone number “211,” which was launched on Feb. 11, 2005. 211 is a telephone service that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities in Ventura County. 211 is free and confidential and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For emergencies, individuals are instructed to dial 911.

Website: VCcaregivers.org

Producer: GeorgeAlger.com

Director: Petrina Sharp

Sponsor: NONPROFIT FIRE, Fundraising for Nonprofits

Sponsor: PJ MURALS, We Paint Your World Beautiful

Sponsor: SKYWORKS MARKETING, Performance Advertising

Volunteers Empowering Seniors To Live Independently
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