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Faith in Action is Now Senior Support in Action

Faith in Action, an outreach program of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation, has changed its name to Senior Support in Action. The name change comes after much consideration to more accurately reflect the program’s mission of connecting socially isolated seniors in Benton and Washington counties to their community through volunteer support.

“We believe the new, more descriptive name will help more people learn about the services the program offers and open doors to more volunteers, which in turn will allow us to serve more clients,” said Nancy Cozart, executive director of the Washington Regional Medical Foundation. “Senior Support in Action serves clients who do not have their own transportation and lack a ready support system. This oftentimes results in social isolation, which studies have shown has a detrimental effect on both physical and mental well-being. We are proud to be able to offer this program to help meet the needs of older adults in our community.”

Senior Support in Action volunteers serve clients aged 60 and older. Volunteers provide non-medical support services such as friendly visits and phone calls, transportation to and from appointments, taking clients on outings, and helping with small chores around the home. Senior Support in Action also operates a pantry that provides food, essential household items and personal care products to clients. Last year alone, volunteers served 109 seniors. All Senior Support in Action services are provided at no cost to clients.

Click here to learn more about Senior Support in Action services or ways to become a volunteer.