Posts Tagged ‘ Joan Cronk ’

Friend to Friend benefits volunteers and residents

May 23rd, 2012 | By

For folks residing in nursing or retirement homes, the days can be long and lonely. Fortunately there is an organization whose mission is to match volunteers with residents to visit one on one. Marilyn Soderquist, Program Director for Friend to Friend, said that many seniors residing in facilities have their physical needs taken care of,
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Advisory Board seeks new members

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

John Mikel, Program Specialist for Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources (ADR), says that their Advisory Board is looking for new members to serve as advocates for clients and to advise ADR of the senior and disabled population in Pierce County. “In the past we did not necessarily recruit for a targeted demographic,
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Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center sets up telephone reassurance program

Mar 6th, 2012 | By
Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center sets up telephone reassurance program

Kate Quebe, Director of Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, worries about all the seniors who frequent the Center on a regular basis. Not long ago, a member of their group failed to show up when expected and further checking found that he was in need of immediate medical assistance. This got Quebe thinking about setting up
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Phoenix Housing Network

Jan 25th, 2012 | By
Phoenix Housing Network

For homeless families, there is no better place than Phoenix Housing Network (PHN). This group works hard on a daily basis to help homeless families stay off the street and find permanent or temporary housing. Joy McDonald, Shelter Case Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for PHN said their shelter program utilizes a network of 27 churches
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