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Path Organization Volunteers Assist Homebound Individuals


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By KAREN BASSO
Staff Reporter

The College of Eastern Utah's SUN Center has recently decided to assist a new local volunteer organization called PATH.

The PATH volunteers provide assistance to the program that has been set up to aid Carbon County who are homebound due to many different circumstances.

Anyone who is homebound due to disability or illness may participate in the newly developed program.

In addition, local residents who are isolated, lonely or disconnected from the community may become involved in the program.

The main focus of the organization is to provide those who need help with certain tasks someone to help them and to give them the comfort of having someone help with these duties.

Volunteers for the PATH program are assigned to a Castle Valley resident who is disabled or ill.

The volunteers perform various tasks for the individual. The tasks range from handling simple telephone calls for the shut-in to shopping with or for the homebound subject.

Volunteers will also visit with the homebound individual on a regular basis

While visiting with the PATH participant, the volunteer may complete minor repairs around the shut-in's home and possibly stay with the homebound person while the primary care-giver runs errands or rests.

The newly formed PATH organization will partner with the Care-A-Van organization to provide volunteer services to Carbon County residents.

Carbon County citizens who want to volunteer to assist the organization's efforts or individuals who feel they may need help and will benefit from the PATH program may contact the SUN Center at 435-613-5624.

The center will provide callers with additional information regarding the newly founded organization.

The PATH volunteers will not perform cleaning chores or provide health care or legal services to the homebound.

The volunteers simply provide help and company for local individuals who may not receive companionship and assistance otherwise.


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