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September 24, 2018

Volunteers of All Ages Share Time and Talents with Seniors


OSWEGO – With the busy summer months upon us, Bishop’s Commons volunteers of all ages have been lending helping hands in many ways assisting Residents with the many activity programs planned for the next few months.

Pictured are: volunteer Claudia Chetney (right), resident Priscilla Brown and volunteer Abby Douglas at a recent outing to the Summer Concert Series at Brietbeck Park.

Pictured are: volunteer Claudia Chetney (right), resident Priscilla Brown and volunteer Abby Douglas at a recent outing to the Summer Concert Series at Brietbeck Park.

Volunteers ranging in age from 12 – 92 share as little as 1-2 hours a month or as much as several hours a week.

“We are fortunate to have so many volunteers that share their specific and special talents with us in so many ways,” noted Senior Living Coordinator, Julie Chetney.

Students are able to complete volunteer requirement hours for school or community projects, while adults of all ages are able to share their interests and talents with Residents of Bishop’s Commons.

“Currently, volunteers participate with the assistance of our activity staff many programs including card games, a rosary group, a book club, fitness classes, art classes, crafting groups, picnics, lunch/shopping trips, and musical performances,” noted Chetney.

Bishop’s Commons also serves as a SUNY Oswego intern site for students majoring in health and wellness, psychology, sociology, gerontology and will welcome art majors this fall to conduct regular art classes.

In addition, many volunteer are simply friendly visitors for those who enjoy good company and conversation.

“Keeping our volunteer program flexible for everyone is what helps our volunteer family continue to grow,” Chetney said.

Bishop’s Commons always has openings for new volunteers in all areas.

For more information, contact Chetney at 349-0799 or email at [email protected]

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