Seniors calendar

The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to newsroom@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

GET INVOLVED

ABLE-DISABLED THANKSGIVING BANQUET: Noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Shiloh Community Center, 1635 15th Street; people with disabilites are welcome to attend; registration required by Tuesday; free; (706) 738-0089

experience works: Free nurse aide training for job-seekers 55 and older in Richmond and Burke counties; other job-training opportunities for people in Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Emanuel and Burke counties; job-search assistance also available; (706) 721-2737

FOSTER GRANDPARENT AND SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS: Limited-income people 60 and older are needed to work from 15 to 40 hours a week with special-needs children or adults; (706) 826-4480

AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT: Jobs and training for workers are available for residents of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Lincoln and Wilkes counties who are older than 55; accepting applications for certified nursing training; (706) 722-4700

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Offers people 55 and older an opportunity to apply their experience to meet critical community needs; pairs volunteers with their choice of organizations; (706) 826-4480

SENIORS AND LAWMEN TOGETHER: Program assists with administrative duties, Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; volunteers choose days and hours of work; training provided; Kathleen Ernce, (706) 826-4480, Ext. 300

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. one Saturday or Sunday a month, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park's visitor center; greet visitors, give out literature; (706) 828-2109

GEORGIACARES VOLUNTEERS: Match seniors with low-cost prescription help through the GeorgiaCares program; flexible hours, training provided; Area Agency on Aging; (706) 210-2029


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