The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to email@example.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.
EXPERIENCE WORKS: Free nurse aide training for job seekers 55 and older in Richmond and Burke counties; other job-training opportunities for people in Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Emanuel and Burke counties; job search assistance also available; (706) 721-2737.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT, SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS: Limited-income people 60 and older are needed to work from 15 to 40 hours a week with special-needs children or adults; (706) 826-4480
AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT: Jobs and training for workers are available for residents of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Lincoln and Wilkes counties who are older than 55; accepting applications for certified nursing training; (706) 722-4700.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: OFFERS PEOPLE 55 AND OLDER AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY THEIR experience to meet critical community needs; pairs volunteers with their choice of organizations; (706) 826-4480.
SENIOR WHEELS USA: Power wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify (people who cannot walk or self-propel in a standard wheelchair); (800) 246-6010.
SENIORS AND LAWMEN TOGETHER: Program assists with administrative duties, Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; volunteers choose days and hours of work; training provided; Kathleen Ernce, (706) 826-4480, ext. 300.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Match seniors with low-cost prescription help through the GeorgiaCares program; flexible hours, training provided; Area Agency on Aging; (706) 210-2029.
ST. JOSEPH CENTER FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
discovery: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Pastoral Care Library, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; support group for those who have lost a loved one; (706) 729-6021.
BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. third Thursdays; St. Joseph Home Health Services, Daniel Village shopping center; for anyone interested in discussion of loss, grief, end-of-life care; hospice volunteers urged to attend; (706) 729-6021.
WIDOW/WIDOWER SUPPER: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Piccadilly, Augusta Mall; 6:30 p.m. second Mondays, Shoney's, Whiskey Road, Aiken; Dutch-treat meal for bereaved spouses; (706) 729-6021.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. one Saturday or Sunday a month, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park's visitor center; greet visitors, give out literature; (706) 828-2109.
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL SENIOR ADVANTAGE
St. Joseph Hospital offers a program for people 50 and older. Senior Advantage has bingo, canasta, health and educational programs; $10 membership fee per year; (706) 481-7232.Seniors Calendar n
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