MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Fort Gibson

May 1, 2013

Volunteer caregiver support program looking for volunteers

(Continued)

Palmer said Iriart-Rose was an excellent candidate to become the program’s first volunteer caregiver.

“Carol is a perfect example of a volunteer caregiver,” he said. “She is easy to talk to with, very sympathetic, puts others before herself and has been very flexible with her schedule.”

The Tucker family is very happy to have Iriart-Rose as a weekly visitor.

“Carol has been great,” said Smith. “She’s just so very pleasant and a happy person. She fits right in. She’s just been a good person to come do this.”

Smith said the free program is a blessing for her family.

“Otherwise, we’d be paying out-of-pocket for somebody to come or we would be looking for an agency,” said Smith. “I haven’t been able to find anything that helps in that way, so it’s been really a great thing for us.”

Iriart-Rose, who is also an Army veteran and served from 1957-1958, said she enjoys volunteering and encourages other to donate their time as a volunteer caregiver.

“What you get back is much more than what you give,” said Iriart-Rose. “My father always taught me that we give back, always leave a soft footprint and live by the Golden Rule to help others. Everybody is going to need it sometime.”

The volunteer will visit the homebound veteran once or twice a week for a few hours and will interact with the veteran by playing games, working on craft projects, listening to music, reading aloud, watching movies and many other activities depending on the veteran’s condition.

Interested volunteers must be 18 years of age and will need to complete caregiver support training.

If you are interested in serving a veteran as a volunteer caregiver, contact Kellen Palmer at (918) 577-3236.

 

Text Only
Fort Gibson
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks