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Meet Our Clients and Volunteers: Bill Mullen, Chris Mullen and Peggy Trently

August 28, 2020

A client, a caregiver and their senior companion share how Senior Day Services brought them together When Bill Mullen first heard about Senior Day Services’ Senior Companion program, he was reluctant to become a client. His son Chris, however,..

Meet Our Volunteers: Peggy Trently, Senior Companion Program

August 17, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companions Peggy Trently is a self-proclaimed “people person.” Her passion for reaching out to others in her community, especially the elderly, has led her to become one of Senior Day..

Meet Our Volunteers: Sandy Tyler, Senior Companion Program

July 28, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companions Going above and beyond to serve clients—that’s what 77-year-old Sandy Tyler is all about. A Senior Companion volunteer for the past 13 years, Sandy helps clients to navigate..

Meet Our Volunteers: Warren Barlow, Senior Companion Program

July 15, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companion Volunteers For over 15 years, Warren Barlow has been connecting with fellow seniors in the Lackawanna County area through Senior Day Services' Companion Program. A northeastern..

5 Things You Might Not Know About Becoming a Senior Companion

June 24, 2020

From monthly stipends to life-long friends, discover the rewards of joining the senior companion community. Senior Companion Dorothy Lutz says her clients have become a part of her family—and she’s become a part of theirs. Warren Barlow enjoys..

Meet Our Volunteers: Dorothy Lutz, Senior Companion Program

June 22, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companion Volunteers When 82-year-old Dorothy Lutz moved to Scranton, she didn’t know a soul. A native of Hollisterville, PA, Dorothy spent most of her life in the country before..

6 Ways to Show Isolated Seniors They’re Not Alone

June 8, 2020

Simple tips for connecting with elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors during the COVID-19 outbreak Baking cookies with grandma, chatting on the porch of an older neighbor, playing cards at the local senior center…unfortunately, many of these..

Spread Kindness!

May 21, 2020

Many of our region’s homebound and isolated elderly are experiencing unimaginable levels of loneliness. Senior Day Services is seeking volunteers to write a letter or encouraging note, create a drawing or share an uplifting card to be delivered..