A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on May 26. Service Saturdays provide volunteer assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.
In honor of National Service Recognition Day on April 3, AmeriCorps Members in Paonia teamed up with a local non-profit called A Little Help to serve their community.
AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) from Solar Energy International and Elsewhere Studios who are working on economic and community revitalization in Delta County got together to do direct service in their community.
It was a simple idea that began in the hearts of a diverse group of Paonia residents. They asked themselves whether residents in the North Fork Valley would be willing to perform small tasks that, when added together, would help senior citizens keep active, engaged with their community, and remain householders.
"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," a 12-week course on living a rich, fulfilling and creative life after retirement, is being offered by A Little Help of the North Fork Valley.
The course will be based on the book, "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," by Julia Cameron. Cameron is also the author of the best seller, "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity."
Last Saturday some 40 volunteers with A Little Help North Fork Valley descended on the homes of senior residents to provide a little help.
ALH is a Denver-based nonprofit that connects neighbors and helps seniors thrive. Held each spring and fall, Service Saturdays provide an opportunity for members to receive assistance with various chores in and around the house.
A Little Help North Fork Valley will hold its spring Service Saturday on May 13.
A Little Help in the North Fork Valley is having a Service Saturday! on Saturday, May 13. If you are a member of A Little Help or even think you might want to try it out, call the office, 527-3482, to sign up.
A non-profit designed to help seniors in the North Fork area remain independent officially launched last week.
More than 60 members, volunteers and friends attended a Dec. 1 party to celebrate the official launch of A Little Help North Fork Valley at The Hive Paonia.
According to government census data, America's population is getting older. By 2030, Colorado's 65-and-older population is expected to grow from 555,000 to 1,243,000; Delta County is expected to increase its 65-and-older population an estimated 50- to 80-percent.
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