Hopewell Valley Senior Services: Week of June 22, 2017

Hopewell Valley Senior Services: Week of June 22, 2017


The following is a message from Hopewell Valley Senior Services for the week of June 22, 2017:

GrandPals Volunteers Needed!

Although Summer is just starting, the new school year is just around the corner!  We will start our second year of GrandPals.  We are looking for volunteers for this rewarding program.  Our volunteers will read to groups of students weekly at Bear Tavern Elementary School.  The volunteer will have the same group of students every week from October to May and your relationship with them will blossom.  You will watch them grow from the young Kindergartener to the confident student ready for 1st grade. Please contact Randi Knechel, (609) 537-0236 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering for the program.


Senior Picnic Volunteers Needed

It’s almost that time of year again for the Hopewell Valley Senior Picnic!  Once again we are looking for people to ask for and collect door prizes for the picnic.  Please contact Randi Knechel, (609) 537.0236 or rknechel@hopewelltwp.org, if you are interested in volunteering.  You will be asked to distribute flyers for the businesses and receipts after/at the time the item is picked up.  We have a list of past donors, however, new ideas are always welcome! Any door prizes that are collected may be dropped of at Hopewell Township Municipal Building to Randi in Senior Services located downstairs in the Health Department.


All About Mosquitoes

Wednesday, July 19th, 10:00am at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Presented by Mercer County Mosquito Control.  Join us as we learn about how they conduct their operation including how they protect public health.  We will also learn about the mosquito life cycle, what they look like at different points throughout their development and different ways to maintain a MOSQUITO FREE yard!  There will be time for questions so please come prepared.


National Guard Militia Museum Tour

Friday, July 21st, 1:00pm. Lawrenceville Annex, 151 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. The Museum has two rooms of displays, a third room with military vehicle models, and about a dozen or so trucks, tanks, and cannons on display outside. The larger room is organized chronologically from the colonial period to current day and is filled with weapons, uniforms, equipment, pictures, and historical write-ups. The smaller room is arranged topically with uniforms and equipment. Registration is required through Randi 609-537-0236.  You are responsible for your own transportation to the museum. We will be there approximately 2 hours the museum closes at 3:00pm.


Coffee Connections:  About Capital Health and Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, July 24th, 10:00am at Hopewell Borough Hall, 88 East Broad Street, Hopewell.  Join us as Bainy Suri, Manager for Volunteer Services at Capital Health shares with us Capital Health’s mission and different volunteer opportunities they offer, including their newest opportunity as a Wayfinder! Please RSVP with Randi, 609-537-0236 by Wednesday, July 19th.


Hope Loves Company

Wednesday, July 26th, 10:00am at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington.  Hope Loves Company (HLC) is the only non-profit in the U.S. with the mission of providing educational and emotional support to children and young adults who had or have a loved one battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Hope Loves Company is based in Pennington, NJ. Join us as Jodi O-Donnell-Ames, founder of Hope Loves Company, speaks about her journey and mission to start a non-profit. Hope Loves Company has been featured in People magazine and on the Today Show. Learn more about Hope Loves Company at www.hopelovescompany.org