Vincent Copello, of Warwick, was awarded the title of “Volunteer of the Year” on Sun., Jun. 11 by the Jewish Family Service of Orange County for his work with the Town of Warwick Friendly Visitor Program. Copello, the chairperson for the Friendly Visitor Program Advisory Council, was honored for his contribution to the program which allows older adults and adults with disabilities, throughout the Warwick Township (including the Village of Florida), to have access to more services.
The Warwick Friendly Visitor Program will link trained volunteers to seniors and people with disabilities in need for those in the Town and Village of Warwick, Village of Greenwood Lake, Village of Florida and Pine Island. The volunteers will make a difference by providing transportation to local appointments, help with grocery shopping, home visits, clerical assistance, or just chatting on the phone. There is no charge for these services.
The program is made possible through a partnership with Jewish Family Service of Orange County and the Orange County Office for the Aging. For more information on becoming a volunteer or to access services, call the Town of Warwick Friendly Visitor Program at 986-1124.