This past Friday I was fortunate enough to have on the Greenwood Lake Radio Show Vince Copello, a coordinator of the Friendly Visitor Program in the Town of Warwick. The Friendly Visitor Program is designed specifically to support seniors and those with disabilities. The Friendly Visitor Guide says the following:
“In our town, many older adults and those who have disabilities live alone and enjoy their independence. Unfortunately, some are isolated, separated from their families, or are in need of a caring friend. Simple gestures can make a difference; they help your neighbor feel connected to the community. Individuals can remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Our Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting our residents by helping them remain in their homes. We do this by matching local volunteers with residents that need supports.
Some of the programs offered to seniors and those who are disabled are: Transportation to local appointments, help with grocery shopping, home visits, chatting on the phone, clerical assistance and many other essential services. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Warwick Town Hall at 986-1124.”
Upcoming Village Events
- Sat., Sept. 8: Paddlepalooza 10 a.m.; Decorated Boat Parade, Caribbean Night at the Beach with “Caribbean Cruisers Band.”
- Ongoing: Free Health & Wellness Program at the Beach with Zumba on Saturdays at 9 a.m.; Yoga on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.; and Circuit Training on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
- The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Sept. 5 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.