Our Griswold Home Care office is a large part of the Erie County senior community. We encourage clients to be active participants in the community to their fullest extent. The caregivers we refer help clients attend local community events such as religious services, movies, bingo nights, and museum exhibitions. In addition to these everyday outings, we are active participants in the following community organizations:
Independent Council on Aging: We are a member of this organization along with several other senior related services and groups. Every year the Council publishes a directory called “Guide to Services: Erie County – For Older Adults and their Families” which is a huge resource in the community that helps families and seniors understand which services are available to them in their local community.
Geriatric Social Workers Association: We attend regular monthly meetings and have been a member of the group for years. The mission is to help people navigate the system of geriatric social work and enable other community members to get involved and share their resources.
Senior Art Expo: We run this art show which is a juried art show, with awards, a special cocktail event, and exhibitions. Our clients’ work is showcased in the expo and sold to members of the community.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: Our Director, Claudia Valentine, is on the bishop’s committee which is similar to the board of directors for the church. The church puts a large focus on community outreach and events and participants include our clients.
Second Harvest Food Bank: A branch of St. Mark’s church, the Food Bank is a large part of community outreach. It won the Breadbox award for creativity in fundraising for its past work.
Safenet: We donate to this charity which is dedicated to the support and aid of abused women and children.
CropWalk: We participate in this annual Fall walk which raises money to feed the hungry. Participants come from all over and the money raised remains largely in Erie County to help our local community.