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3/17/2016 - Volunteers Sought to Help at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater

 BRIDGEWATER - Looking to volunteer some of your time? Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites residents to volunteer at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, located at 876 E. Main St. The new center needs help at the reception desk, with the Meals on Wheels program and in the dining room.

Reception Desk
The center needs assistance with answering phones, taking lunch reservations and greeting guests on one or more days during the week. The most important time to cover the reception desk is between 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

It also would be useful to have volunteers help out between 12:30 and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

Meals on Wheels Program
Volunteers are needed to help pack meals for home-bound seniors between 8 and
9:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday.

Dining Room
Assistance is needed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help serve clients who eat at the senior wellness center and to clean off dining room tables after lunch.

All kitchen volunteers will receive food sanitation training and will be asked to follow stringent health code regulations and dress codes for sanitation, including the need for flat, closed-toe shoes and unpolished, natural fingernails. Hair nets and latex gloves may be required. Jewelry is restricted except for plain wedding bands and medical alert necklaces.

Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Choices of four lunch menus (with and without meat) are served daily at centers, which are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. Many of the programs and activities are made possible through partnerships, volunteers and the generosity of donors who pay instructor and presentation fees.

For more information, contact Kate Domen, Somerset County Office on Aging, at (908) 203-6101 or