Help Available For Older Douglas County Residents

A program that assures Douglas County’s older residents they are part of the community is being conducted by volunteers across the county.

Uniformed and trained volunteers, who have completed background checks, can call or visit senior clients who live in Douglas County as part of the Caring Neighbors program.

“It is well established that people live longer when they have friends and connections in the community, and live healthier lives,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Bernadette Smith said. “Friendships are central to human relationships and those interactions sometimes become less with seniors, which could result in depression.”

For more information on the Caring Neighbors program, read the full article from The Record-Courier at this link.

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