Washington Regional Medical System - Faith in Action

Since 1996, this volunteer-based program has provided the Northwest Arkansas community with services for seniors, including transportation, shopping, chore assistance, minor home repair, community services linkage and friendly visits.

What is it?

Since 1996, this volunteer-based program has provided the Northwest Arkansas community with services for seniors, including transportation, shopping, chore assistance, minor home repair, community services linkage and friendly visits.

Who is it for?

Area individuals age 60 and older who are homebound and not driving due to aging or disability.

Why do they do it?

The program was started to enable seniors to remain in their homes and avoid unnecessary institutionalization. An estimated 70 percent of clients live at or below poverty level.

Impact

In 2010, nearly 4,400 individual services and more than 300 group services were provided. Volunteers provided more than 4,250 hours of service. Future goals include developing a systematic approach to reaching the Hispanic community for both volunteers and clients.

Contact: Jaclyn Keeter
Program Manager, Faith in Action
Telephone: 479-463-7860
E-mail: jkeeter@wregional.com

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