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Region 8 Planning and Development Council 

 

 Senior Community Service Employment Program

Stacey Heavner, Program Director 

304-257-1221 ext. 9234                                                                                                                                                                                    sheavener@regioneight.org 

The Senior Community  Service Employment Program (SCSEP) trains income eligible persons age 55 and older to serve in various community agencies in order to prepare for unsubsidized employment.  SCSEP assists with job search and placement (part-time/full-time) in the private sector.  SCSEP operates in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton Counties of West Virginia and counties in Virginia. 

  The Foster Grandparent Program    

Myra Vance, Program Director                                                                                                                                                                       

304-257-1221 etc. 9233                                                                                                                                                                                    mvance@regioneight.org

The Foster Grandparent Program offers placement of senior volunteers in schools, day care facilities, and/or head start centers to help tutoring/mentoring students with special needs.  Foster Grandparents receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour with as much as a 20 hour work week, reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and liability insurance, while on duty.  FGP operates in Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Taylor Counties of West Virginia.  

 Retired Senior Volunteer Program 

Pammy Mitchell, Program Director 

304-257-1221 ext. 9229                                                                                                                                                                                     pmitchell@regioneight.org

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is open to people age 55 and over to volunteer in local community and faith-based organizations that are already helping to meet community needs.  Volunteers are not paid, but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during services.  Volunteers receive appropriate volunteer insurance coverage and receive pre-service orientation and in-service training from the agency or organization where they are placed.  RSVP operates in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton Counties of West Virginia.  

The Region 8 Planning and Development Council provides staffing and administrative services to the Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging and its Aging and its Aging and Disability Resource Network. 

Barbour County Senior Center, Inc.

 

Berkeley Senior Services

 

Commission on Aging and Family Services

 

Hampshire County Committee on Aging, Inc.

 

Hardy County Committee on Aging

 

Jefferson County Council on Aging

 

Lewis County Senior Citizens, Inc.

 

Aging and Family Services of Mineral County, Inc.

 

Senior Life Services of Morgan County 

 

Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc.

 

The Committee on Aging for Randolph County 

 

Taylor County Senior Citizens, Inc.

 

Tucker County Senior Citizens, Inc. 

 

Upshur County Senior Citizens Opportunity Center, Inc.