Friendly Companion Program Training Workshop Adds Second Class

(Medford, OR) – A new ACCESS volunteer opportunity has begun that trains volunteer companions to simply be a friend to a senior or a person with disabilities.  The Friendly Companion Program provides the human touch of being a friend that often makes life worth living. Volunteers are people in our community that are interested in being a friend and matches are based on time availability, geographic proximity and common interests.

The second volunteer training workshop will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Access Olsrud Family Nutrition Center at 2020 Cardinal (across from Cash & Carry) in Medford, Oregon. Refreshments will be served.

To sign up or for more information, contact Nicki Bell at 541-774-4324 or email nicki@accesshelps.org.

No special talents are needed; if you enjoy socializing with seniors and people with disabilities and want to make a difference, you can help. By becoming a friendly companion you’ll be helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation, improving quality of life and providing friendship to someone in need.

As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps low-income families through economic crisis with programs designed to stabilize their basic needs and provide opportunities for long-term prosperity.

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