Maroondah City Council has issued an urgent call for volunteers to contribute as drivers for a program that supports elderly women and people with a disability.
The Maroondah Leader has followed up on this issue and reiterated Maroondah’s request:
The program supports elderly residents and women with a disability by providing them the ability to participate in a weekly exercise class at Ringwood Aquatic Centre.
“We are in urgent need of one or more volunteers who can drive the bus each Monday for a couple of hours to get them to and from this invaluable program,” Cr Makin said.
He strongly encouraged anyone able to spare a few hours a week, fortnight or month to contact the council as to how to get involved in volunteering.
This program provides exercise and social contact for people that may otherwise lack such outlets.
Croydon Hills resident Pauline Killip has been part of the community program for three years.
Ms Killip, 73, said the outing was an invaluable opportunity to develop social contacts as well as maintain regular exercise disciplines.
Interested volunteers can contact Maroondah City Council on 1300 882 233.