Wednesdays and Fridays are special days for the individuals from the Vocational Training Industries of Skills of Central Pennsylvania who volunteer their time to deliver nutritious meals to Blair County residents, age 60 and older, who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. For over twenty years, Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Home Delivered Meals Program has counted on this group of dedicated volunteers to help fulfill this very important need and they always do it with a smile.
Mary Camber, Production Supervisor with Vocational Training Industries of Skill of Central PA, says their people like the interaction with the Home Delivered Meals consumers. Eight members of the Skills team volunteer every month on a six-month rotation. This gives everyone a chance to participate.
“Our volunteers love to help people. It makes them feel good that they are making a positive difference. They come to know the consumers and think of them as friends”, shared Camber. “The Home Delivered Meals Program provides opportunities for them to get out and meet people in the community while learning new skills.”
The experience the Skills individuals receive through the Home Delivered Meals Program helps them gain confidence and preparation for future employment. Blair Senior Services, Inc. sends a very sincere thank you to all of the Skills volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering with or receiving Home Delivered Meals, please call
Lisa Moyer’s dedication and passion for her work as the Long Term Living Program Supervisor for Blair Senior Services, Inc. shows just in the number of years she has worked for the Agency. Lisa started at Blair Senior Services, Inc. as a Care Manager in the Options Program 19 years ago and has worked her way up through the department in various supervisory roles into her current position.
In her position, Lisa directly supervises the Options, Caregiver Support, Intake, Ombudsman, and Choices Programs. In this capacity, Lisa oversees staff, participates in various groups and committees, and does some administrative work.
What Lisa enjoys most about her job she states, “There are no two days that are the same. We have a great team and they are all wonderful people. I enjoy seeing how these programs are able to help the seniors in the Community. I know this from personal experience, seeing how the programs helped my grandmother and my family. I know the programs work and truly help consumers and their families.”
Lisa said that one of her favorite memories was a Secret Santa Christmas event for some consumers several years ago. She says, “I was able to participate in giving a gift for a consumer. I remember seeing how truly grateful she was for the gift she received almost to the point of tears. It still brings me to tears knowing I made such an impact on someone.”
Lisa stated that the Ombudsman Program is always in need of volunteers to help with visiting the facilities. “We very much appreciate our volunteers. I encourage you to call if you feel you have skills and talents that you can contribute to this program.” If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call 814-296-6336.