Rehabilitation center joins AmeriCorps Initiative

NORTH CREEK - Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center announced this week that they have been selected as a host site for AmeriCorps volunteers in an unique national initiative called "AmeriCorps in Eldercare Settings," or ACES.

"By hosting an AmeriCorps volunteer, Adirondack Tri-County will strengthen its commitment to serve the citizens of Warren, Hamilton and Essex Counties," said Hal G. Payne, administrator.

Adirondack Tri-County was selected to host AmeriCorps volunteers through a competitive process, an opportunity made possible through an AmeriCorps grant awarded to the Foundation for Long Term Care.

Beginning in the spring of 2010, AmeriCorps members will serve 900 hours at a wide variety of institutional and home care settings in the NYC and Albany metros area and in Connecticut as part of the new initiative.

AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. The volunteers tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth, fight illiteracy, build affordable housing, clean parks and stream and manage or operate after-school programs, among other things.

AmeriCorps and Adirondack Tri-County are currently looking to hire their volunteer.

"This part-time position will be beneficial to the facility and strengthen our volunteer program for years to come," said Payne.

Both organizations are looking for a baby boomer who has experience in setting up and operating a new program in a not-for-profit organization. Candidates should contact Hal G. Payne or Jamie Reynolds at Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 251-2447.

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