Presentation on theme: "Utah County Foster Grandparent Program Since 1965 Utah County Foster Grandparent Program Since 1965."— Presentation transcript:
Utah County Foster Grandparent Program Since 1965 Utah County Foster Grandparent Program Since 1965
Welcome! Friends, Family, & Neighbors of the Utah County Foster Grandparent Program
Where Do We Volunteer? Our Foster Grandparents volunteer in places like: Daycare / Preschool Settings Public Schools Developmental centers Residential Treatment Centers Anywhere else love and support is needed
Who are Foster Grandparents? Volunteers must: Be 55 years of age or older Like children Be Income eligible Serve 15 + hours a week Enjoy serving others
Mentor Tutor Caregiver Friend What is a Foster Grandparent?
Provide Assistance Support Love Companionship What does a Foster Grandparent do?
“Foster Grandparents give children the much-needed attention that can change lives” “They are invaluable not only to those they serve, but also to the organizations where they serve.” “Foster Grandparents also profoundly enrich their own lives.”
What benefits do Foster Grandparents receive? Modest, Tax-free Stipend of About $200 Per Month Free Annual Physical Exam Free Meal During the Work Day Accident Insurance While on the Job
Travel Reimbursement or Transportation Paid Orientation and Monthly Inservice Training The Opportunity to Work with Professionals New Friends and Companionship …and much, much more.
“It makes me proud, very proud, when a kid does well. One kid I taught to read is on her way to becoming a lawyer.” “You can reach these kids. And the knowledge you have is worth a lot to them.” “You could just stay home, or you could come here and make a difference in the life of a child.” Foster Grandparent Mortimer Foster Grandparent “Nana” Foster Grandparent Ruth
How do you become a Foster Grandparent? Submit your application at the Utah County Senior Services office. Located at: 151 South University Ave Suite 2200 Provo, UT 84601 Phone (801) 851-7784