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    Programs that provide part-time opportunities for low-income individuals age 55 and older to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for abused or neglected children, troubled youth, or youngsters with disabilities or other special needs in schools, hospitals, child care programs, Head Start programs and residential settings. Foster grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend for their work as well as reimbursements for their travel expenses, and have the satisfaction of helping young people grow, gain confidence, and become more productive members of society. Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies receive grants to sponsor and operate local Foster Grandparent projects. The Foster Grandparents Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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    Cambria County Area Agency on AgingProvides services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.CambriaArea Agency on AgingCambria County Area Agency on Aging
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Foster Grandparent ProgramFoster Grandparent Program Volunteers have an opportunity to earn money while serving their community. The program provides eligible persons age 55 or older with a modest monetary stipend, to serve in a classroom setting mentoring and tutoring children who need a little extra help with school work or preparing for kindergarten. Come share your time and wisdom to help guide these children on the path of a bright and successful future. Foster Grandparent Volunteers serve at various Erie County elementary schools, middle schools, specialized schools, Head Start Centers, Migrant Head Starts and pre-elementary daycare centers. Participation Requirements: • Working one-on-one with children. • Serve and average 20-40 hours per week. • Each volunteer will be assigned to three – five children in the classroom. • Basic Literacy Skills ErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - National Family Caregiver Support-GrandparentingA service that helps older adults take care of children whose parents are unable.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Union-Snyder Agency on Aging - Foster GrandparentAny man or woman who is 55 years of age or older, is living on a limited income, is healthy enough to work 4 or 5 hours each day, is concerned about and enjoys being with children, and is able to take directions and accept supervision is qualified to be a Foster Grandparent. Foster Grandparents spends 4 hours a day, 5 days a week at a local Head Start Program, day care center, school, or special institution and gives tender, loving, one-on-one support and companionship to children with special needs. Participant benefits include: Tax-free hourly stipend Transportation assistance A daily meal Annual physical Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave Paid trainings Recognition events Socialization and friendship SnyderUnion-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc.Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc.

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