We’re here to help you do your part, and one of those most valuable ways to do that is to get involved with others around you who are in need.
No matter your age, you’re a valuable part of your community. There’s so much that senior citizens have to offer, especially to those in need of positive and caring role models. That’s why we’ve implemented the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program. Depending on your skills, life experience and interests, there are multiple ways to get involved.
The Senior Companion Program allows volunteers to work with fellow seniors in an effort to maintain their independent living. This program’s main focus is on those members of our communities who have developmental disabilities and special needs. It’s incredible what friendship with ones’ peers can do to foster independence and self-sufficiency.
For senior citizens who are interested in working with children, the Foster Grandparent Program provides an invaluable service to schools and families across New Mexico. Senior volunteers work to help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. These volunteers, under the guidance of teachers and administrators, pass on the things they’ve learned as they mentor children of all ages.
It’s never too late to get involved.