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Senior Companions recognized for service

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Senior Companions recognized for service

Published on -6/7/2013, 9:39 AM

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Special to The Hays Daily News

Marlaine Gottschalk, Betty Pinney, Mary Ann Gebert and Sandra House of Hays were honored for their service with the Senior Companion program at Fort Hays State University.

Gottschalk and Gebert celebrated eight years with the program; Pinney, three years; and House, two years. All provide support to individuals needing assistance to remain independently in their homes. Services are provided at no cost to the families or recipients because of a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Senior Companions are at least 55 years or older and willing to commit at least 15 hours each week helping people who are 21 years or older. As volunteers, they provide respite care for family caregivers; assist with daily tasks of living; provide transportation to appointments; and help with other simple chores to enable one to remain independent.

As volunteers, they are provided an hourly stipend, travel allowance, accident and liability insurance, paid training, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays, and more.

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