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Woman helps frail, disabled residents

Published May 24, 2012 4:07 pm

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Sharron Seligman has volunteered for several initiatives with Salt Lake County Aging Services' RSVP program. She provides socialization and other services to help frail and disabled residents of Salt Lake County who require assistance to continue to live independently in their homes. All of the people she serves have physical and sometimes cognitive issues that require patience.

"Despite the many challenges she encounters, Sharron is adaptable and flexible," said Vicki Jo Hansen of the Salt Lake County Aging Services. "Her kindness and caring really makes a difference in the lives of the people she serves." —

Volunteer today

I Interested in delivering meals to seniors, mentoring troubled teens or playing board games with veterans? Opportunities are available by the thousands in Utah, where government and nonprofit agencies are looking for helping hands. Here are a couple of places to look.

Salt Lake County Aging Services • Those interested in volunteering should call Vicki Jo Hansen at 385-468-3239.

United Way 2-1-1 • Go to uw.org/volunteer. The organization maintains a list of projects that can be narrowed by neighborhood and interests.

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