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Friendship volunteer training in Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake

August 20, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE?PLACID?- Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake for the afternoons of Sept. 13 and 14, 2011 (both afternoons are required to complete the training).

Mercy Care will hold a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Tupper Lake on the afternoons of Oct. 25 and 26.

Anyone in the Tri-Lakes area who is interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer is invited to take the training in either Saranac Lake or Tupper Lake.

Mercy Care's Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To request registration information, please contact Sheila Schneck at Mercy Care by calling 523-5583. Volunteers of all faiths are encouraged and invited to participate.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy to enhance the fullness of life of elders living independently in their community. Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers help to relieve isolation and loneliness of their elder neighbors.

New Volunteers will join Mercy Care's 60-plus volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid who are helping elders stay connected to their communities. For the first time, Mercy Care has a waiting list of elders needing Mercy Care's Friendship & Companionship services. If you are able to give some of your time to make elders' lives a little happier, help them enjoy their community more, or make things somewhat easier for them to live independently, please consider becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer.

Mercy Care can be reached at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946, by calling Donna Beal, executive director, at 523-5581, or by e-mail at

For more information, visit Mercy Care's website at



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