Golden Hills Investment Club, an all-women's group, seeks a few new members. Whether you have a little or a lot of financial knowledge, come check us out. We meet every 3rd Wednesday in Placerville. For more information and a prospectus, contact Judy Cook, 530-647-1234.

Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club is open to all El Dorado County newcomers and even longtime residents. The club meets for friendship and social activities at a monthly luncheon meeting on 3rd Thursdays, Aug to May. If interested in friendship and social activities, contact 2016-17 membership chairperson at 530-642-0671, 530-748-6414, 530-626-5241, nassonplace@comcast.net for more information.

Cameron Park Newcomers Club enjoys lunches, dinners, day trips, card games, service to the community. $15 per year. Call 530-677-8810 to join or for more information.

The El Dorado Hills Garden Club - meets the first Tuesday of each month, September - May, (except February). Location: El Dorado Hills Library, 1pm. Meeting typically has a horticultural speaker, and members take garden-related tours. Other activities include: members choose from the Head Start family wish list to purchase gifts for children at Christmas; Plant & Bake Sale along with a Drawing is held annually in May at the EDH Farmers' Market. Money raised goes to purchase food at Christmas for Head Start families. Money also contributed to other institutions in need. Guests and prospective new members welcomed. More info: 916-358-5759, leroycarol@sbcglobal.net

LeTip of El Dorado County - meets weekly for lunch, 11:31am - 1:01pm at Mountain Mike's Pizza, 2650 Cameron Park Dr., ste 100, Cameron Park. For more information: www.letipedc.com

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park / El Dorado Hills (SICP/EDH) - is a volunteer service organization of business and professional women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in our community and the world. We have been active in our community for over 30 years and support many worthy local causes. Our club meets the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday, and 4th Thursday of the month at the Cameron Park Country Club. Guests and prospective new members are always welcome! Please call Sally at 916-806-4641 to join or for more information.

Foothills Women's Chorus- is a non-profit organization; each member pays $30 twice a year to belong. Yearly, the group performs two free concerts and presents small programs to senior homes and similar venues. The Chorus enjoys bringing quality music and talent to the area. More info: Dolores, 530-672-1232, dajarvis@sbcglobal.net.

Men's Chorus in Placerville- seeking new members and meeting every Tuesday evening, except 1st Tuesday in June and last Tuesday in December. We’re all about harmony, both in song and as a group of congenial men. We offer excellent training in singing. Our meetings include chorus rehearsal, singing instruction, quartet singing, and a social time. We regularly sing for the community and put on two concerts each year. Join us at 7:15pm at the First Christian Church of Placerville, 2687 Andler Rd, Placerville, CA. More info: call Homer at 530-344-9209, artraail36@yahoo.com or Keith at 530- 644-4151.

Wine Appreciation Club- Join the Wine Appreciation Club each Wednesday for information, tours, education, and more! Host Bill Johnston discusses the featured winery of the month and gives out samples! On Week 2 of each month, a winery will come for a discussion, tapas (appetizers of Spanish cuisine), and wine samplings. On Week 3 of each month there is a trip to the featured winery, and on Week 4 a discussion and a sample of a wine from around the world is featured. The club meets at Ponte Palmero Senior Living Community, 3081 Ponte Morino, Cameron Park, in the clubhouse. The entire community is welcome. For more info and details about joining the club: 530-677-9100.

Foothill Foodies - Do you like to cook, eat and meet new friends? Join the Foothill Foodies, a couples dinner group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. For information, call Victoria Pignone at 530-295-3333 or Vivian Humphrey, 530-672-016.

Choices for Children- This nonprofit organization offers free activities for parents with young children in El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville, Coloma and Camino. Play and Learn is a free play group with activities and parent resources. Positive Parenting Solutions is a free four-series parenting class with dinner and child care. Call 530-676-0707 or visit www.choices4children.org.

Gold Country Moms-This is a non-profit club for stay-at-home and part-time working caregivers in El Dorado County. Encourages new members for playgroups, bunco, and many other fun events year round. More info at www.bigtent.com/groups/goldcomoms and gcm2011vp@gmail.com.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships offers three domestic violence support groups: Mondays from 9:30-11:30am; Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm; Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm. These groups are for women who have experienced verbal, emotional, financial or physical abuse in their intimate relationships. Once an initial appointment with a counselor has been completed, a woman is offered opportunities to attend a group on a drop-in basis. For more information, call 530-626-1450.

Mother Lode Lions Club-The public is invited by the Lions to a complimentary dinner on the first or third Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Clara Scheiber Building, 4701 Missouri Flat Rd., Diamond Springs; 530-622-7551.

Order Sons of Italy in America-Gold Country Lodge #2705 meets every 3rd Tuesday at Silva Valley School Gym in El Dorado Hills, 6:30 p.m. Dinner followed by a short business meeting. Come meet fellow Italians! For more information, call Genny Arietta at 916-933-0476.

Hangtown Kennel Club- meets the second Tuesday of each month @ 7pm in the dining room of the Placerville Eskaton Village, Blairs Lane, Placerville. More info: Cathy 622-6909 (eves).

El Dorado Camera Club- meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (except for July and December) at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Rd in Cameron Park, at 7pm. Visitors are welcome. For complete information on speakers and events, go to www.EldoradoCameraClub.com.

Placerville / El Dorado County Parkinson's Disease Support Group. Parkinson's patients and caregivers discuss issues unique to PD patients at its monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month through June, 1:30-3pm. Topics are key elements of a recent (2010) UC San Francisco conference on PD research and treatment developments by the National Parkinson's Center of Excellence. Support group meetings are held at the El Dorado County Senior Center, 937 Spring St. The purpose is to to gain knowledge from experts, and share coping strategies and personal experiences in a supportive environment. Available to the group is a comprehensive library focused on Parkinson's Disease therapies, treatments, research, and more. Outstanding refreshments are provided. Residents are invited to drop in to this meeting or contact Marlene Ruth, 530-644-3096, or Tom Schulz, 644-3473.

Caregiver Support Group
- Are you caring for someone with memory impairment, and noticed a recent change in behavior (such as they appear to be more confused)? Or, do you feel your questions and concerns are not being answered? You are invited to the Orchids and Onions Family Caregiver Support Group. The group meets at Ponte Palmero and is directed by Deborah Poff, a behavior specialist and leading expert on dementia (38 years of experience working with the memory impaired). The support groups meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, 4:30 to 6:30pm at Ponte Palmero Senior Retirement Community, 3081 Ponte Morino Dr, in Cameron Park. More info and to register: 530-677-9100.


Caregiver Support Group
Free. Caregiving can be a difficult and challenging role to under take, and taking the opportunity to share information and feel connected to others who are providing care too is a vital step in making your care giving easier. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Greenwood Community Center located at 4401 Hwy 193 from 2:30-4pm. Light refreshments are served. Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. Pre-authorization is required for respite services. For more information, contact Family Caregiver Support Program 530-621-6192.

Active 20-30 Club- Gold Rush chapter #1034 is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping serve the needs of children in the local community through fundraising projects (golf tournament & fashion show). General business meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at Spanky's Pizza in Placerville. Call for more information and to join, 530-363-5262, 306-0936, see www.edcative2030.org, or email GoldRushActive2030@comcast.net.

Strength for the Journey is a support group for those experiencing sudden loss; sponsored by the Marshall Foundation for Community Health. The group meets weekly; call the Foundation office for more information, 530-642-9984.

Support Program for Those with a Loss - Helping to ease the loss of a relationship, loss through divorce, loss of health, loss of a family/loved one, or any other losses, or stress. Meets Wednesdays 7:30-9pm at Marshall Hospital Annex Building, 3191 Turner St. (corner of Turner and Corker and Washington in Placerville). Facilitator is Dr. Pender, psychologist, and marriage family therapist (MFT). More info: 530-642-5631.

Community Forum Helpful information exchange designed for political discussions, hobby sharing, and how-to tips for kitchen, garden, and workshop -- any informaion sharing that is not illegal, immoral or fattening! Local forum for El Dorado County residents (exchanging more local info, meet local candidates, etc.): http://groups. yahoo.com/group/ECDX. Free and open to all. A wider Yahoo Forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/CiSvcClub

Sew 4 Vets This group makes a variety of creative items needed by U.S. Veterans, and meets at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville, 9:30am- 2pm, on the first Tuesday and the second Thursday from February thru May, and then from July thru Oct. We enjoy camaraderie while stitching together items from bibs to blankets for our Veterans in homes or hospitals throughout the state. To learn more, call Karen Wilson @ 530-676-2022 or visit: www.sew4vets.org

Gold Bug Quilters meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Volunteers Hall, 3734 China Garden Rd., Diamond Springs. For information, contact Rietvk@sbcglobal.net or sssew@sbcglobal.net.

The American Sewing Guild advances sewing as an art form and life skill. Join others who share your interest and love of sewing. ASG offers current sewing news, education, techniques and networking opportunities for sewers of every skill level. Meeting and event information is available at www.goldcountryasg.org or call Peggy at 209-295-4533 or Marcia at 530-644-3269.

Hanging By a Thread chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., fosters the highest standards of excellence in the needle arts. Programs cover a wide range of stitching techniques including cross stitch, needle point, surface embellishment, blackwork, whitework, stump work, etc., and history and tools. Stitchers of all levels/types/ages are welcomed and encouraged. Meets monthly each 2nd Monday, socializing at 6pm, meeting at 6:30pm at the Planning Commission Meeting Room in the EDC Government Center Bldg. C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. For more information, contact 530-621-2639, 530-672-2375, 916-515-0058, rice@d-web.com and www.d-web.com/sunshine/EGA/index.html.

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society meets on the 3rd Tuesday, 7pm, at the Senior Center, 937 Spring St. Meetings include presentations on topics such as rock collecting, mining history, geology, fossils and lapidary. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, contact 530-676-2472, or www.eldoradomineralandgem.org.

Christian Women's Luncheon Program * The Shingle Springs Christian Women's Connection and Stonecroft Ministries sponsor this monthly program the 2nd Tuesday of the month, typically at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. For reservations and more info: 530-622-5384, 530-651-3254.

Weight Watchers in Cameron Park, Camerado Springs School, 2480 Merrychase Drive, room 39. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, 1-800-828-9675, ext 2020.

Seniors: Enjoy Lunch Out — Adults age 60 and over are invited to lunch at 8 congregate dining locations in El Dorado County, Monday - Friday, noon to 12:30 pm, donation $2, casual setting, no reservations, Placerville, Diamond Springs, Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills, Mt. Aukum, Georgetown, Pollock Pines, South Lake Tahoe. 530-621-6160.

California Retired Teachers, Division 73 meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Margaret Kirchgater, 530-676-3251.

El Dorado County Literacy Services, offers tutor training classes. Call 530-621-5549.

Cosumnes River Horsemen's Assn. is an equestrian organization with 150 members from El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties and meets monthly in Placerville; the group emphasizes trail riding, horse camping and other horse-related activities, 530-405-1016.

The Monday Club is a ladies social bridge and luncheon group with about 60 members; organized in 1949, the club meets every 2nd and 4th Monday in the Marshall Room at the fairgrounds in Placerville. For a friendly game of contract bridge with lunch by Rescue Catering, you are invited to join; call 530-644-8459.p>

El Dorado Hills Aglow, a group of Christian women who meet once a month at the Serrano Visitor Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills, 6:30 to 9 pm. Call 933-4456. For day meetings in Placerville, call 530-626-3306.

Free Meditation Classes. Learn meditation techniques that can be easily applied to your everyday life. Ongoing classes are held every other Saturday at the El Dorado County Library at 11 a.m. Call for next class dates. Everyone invited! 916-626-6723.

Free Caregiver Support Group Caregiving is a difficult & challenging role; get connected & share information with other caregivers on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 3-4pm, Georgetown Fire Station #61, 6283 Main St., Georgetown; OR the 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm, at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe; 530-621-6251; 530-621-6151.

Caregiver Gatherings Several support groups for Caregivers. After Five Club meets monthly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm; "My Time" meets monthly. Call to find dates/times. El Dorado County Dept. of Human Services, Senior Day Care Center, Placerville, free, 530-621-6180.

Caregiver Workshops. Free. * Monthly meetings with programs about caregiving issues; 1:30-3pm; El Dorado County Dept. of Human Services, Senior Day Care Center, Placerville,CA; 530-621-6180.

Support Program for Loss- This support program is to ease the stress of loss. That can be loss of relationship, loss through divorce, loss of health, or loss of family / loved one. Meets Wednesdays 7:30-9pm at Marshall Hospital Annex building, 3191 Turner St. (corner of Turner & Corker & Washington), in Placerville. Dr. Pender, psychologist and marriage family therapist, facilitates. More info: Dr. Pender, 530-642-5631.

Commission on Aging meets the third Thursday of the month from 9-noon within the county (no meetings in June or December); public invited; COA serves as an Advisory Board to the County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging, 530-621-6268.

Toastmasters: The Hangtown Club meets every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Vista Cafe, Supervisors building A in the government complex on Fair Lane in Placerville. Learn the art of speaking in front of a crowd, 676-1113 or 677-0970.

Hangtown Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 7 pm, Vista Cafe, lower level of El Dorado County Supervisors building "A", Fair Lane, Placerville. Ages 10 to 100. Call 530-642-1681.

International Folk Dancing: In Placerville at 467 Main St., IOOF Hall, every Tuesday at 7PM. Contact: Flossy, 530-622-7301.

Folk Dancing: Beginning and intermediate, partners not required. Friday evenings, Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department. Bonnie Battaglia, 622-6470, Sally Shapiro, 333-1271.

Optimist Club of Cameron Park meets monthly. Call 933-2699.

The Eldorado National Forest Interpretive Association (ENFIA) in Placerville, CA, invites the public to learn about ENFIA and become a volunteer. It's a non-profit established in 1988 to assist visitors with interpretive, educational and informational materials that add to the enjoyment and understanding of the natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources of the National Forest. Member activities include field trips, a docent program at Carson Pass, informative speakers at meetings, and making books and maps available to the public. More info: www.enfia.info, 530-622-4666.

Master Gardeners of El Dorado County holds weekly classes in Placerville through October. Learn about bugs, indoor plants, lawns, perennials and bulbs, trees and more. Call 530-621-5512.

Master Food Preservers weekly classes on the art and science of safe canning, freezing and drying techniques at the Cooperative Extension Office, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. July 15 is Strawberries, Berries and Rhubarb; July 22 is Pickles and Relishes; July 29 is Tomato Basics - Canning and Freezing. Call 530-621-5506.

4-H Youth Program offers its 1998 Family Workshop Series, which offers workshops in gardening, bicycle care and safety, trail safety and hiking, pets, crafts and homemade gifts. Open to youth, families, youth groups and schools. For details, call 621-5503; 677-5502.

El Dorado Camera Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 pm at the El Dorado Office of Education, 6767 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. Call Brenda Faw, 530-621-1343 for more information.

Fantastic Frontiers NorCal Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club is a free Sacramento &El Dorado counties-based social club meeting monthly every 2nd Saturday at various locations; also other monthly events; convention in July; www.fantasticfrontiers.com; www.starstruckcon.com; frellingbored@yahoo.com, 530-417-3365.

Recreation: Cameron Park Community Services District recreation program includes golf lessons, fishing derbies, concerts in the park, sports leagues, tennis and classes in art, dance, karate and seminars about the Internet. Call 530-677-1844 or see http://cpcsd.innercite.com.

Cameron Park Newcomers Club enjoys lunches, dinners, day trips, card games, service to the community. $15 per year. Call 530-677-8810 to join or for more information.

Foothill Women's Chorus is a non-profit organization that presents two concerts a year, and small programs at senior homes and other groups. If you'd like to join or learn more about the Chorus, email Dolores, dajervis@yahoo.com.

Sierra Pastel Society objective is to provide members with learning opportunities, exhibitions & to create a greater awareness of pastels, P.O.B. 1557, Pollock Pines, CA 95726, 530-676-2519; 530-644-8664.

Placerville Arts Association meeting & artist demonstration, Senior Center in Placerville, 3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 pm. 626-6385.

Diamond Springs Arts Association meeting, Senior Center in Diamond Springs, 12:30 pm, 4th Thursday each month, 626-1056.

Writers' Workshops, Gold Country Retirement Center Library in Placerville, El Dorado Writers' Guild, 530-677-0293.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - paperbacks, tapes and some software.Main Library on Fair Lane in Placerville, generally 1st Saturday each month, 8am to 2pm; Cameron Park Library, the 2nd Saturday of month, 9-noon; Georgetown Library, last Saturday of month (not Dec.), 10-2pm, 530-621-5553.

El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society takes an active role in learning about and sharing interests in rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, earth sceineces and the lapidary arts. Meetings are held at the Mother Lode Lion's Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Rd, Diamond Springs. 530-676-2472.

Junior Ranger Program for kids ages 7 - 12 years, Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 am, at Granite Bay off Douglas. grassy area near play equipment (Folsom Lake). Program includes fun, learning about the natural area and an opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger state park badge and certificate. $1 per child plus parking fee. Call 988-0205

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), a program of the Legal Center for the Elderly and Disabled, provides free and unbiased information to senior citizens evaluating HMOs and Medi-Gap insurance policies. Understand your rights as a health care consumer regarding Medicare benefits. To speak with a certified counselor, call the Department of Community Services in Placerville at 621-6150.

Caregivers' Support Groups: designed for family caregivers, Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. Free. After Five Club Caregivers Support Group meets in the first Wednesday evening of each month, 5:30 to 7 pm at the Senior Day Care Center, 935 A Spring. Call 621-6180. My Time a group for family caregivers, meets the first Friday of each month, 1:30 to 3 pm at the Placerville Senior Center. Call 530-621-6180 for more information.

AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving classes are open to any driver 50 years and older. Two half-day sessions are required for certification by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Participation in the program may qualify you for a discount on your auto insurance. Check w/ your insurance company. No written or driving test is required. Fee charged. Call 530-621-6150.

Self-Esteem Events: Free, informative, entertaining monthly meetings by El Dorado County Self- Esteem Task Force, 3rd Thursday of month at noon, Placerville Library conference room. 676-8715.

El Dorado Hills Aglow, a group of Christian women who meet once a month at the Serrano Visitor Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills, 6:30 to 9 pm. Call 933-4456. For day meetings in Placerville, call 530-626-3306.

Parents Surviving Suicide, a nonprofit support group, meets the first Thursday of each month at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills. Call 621-7337.

PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets monthly the fourth Monday of each month, 6:30pm, at the Federated Church (no affiliation) on Thompson Way in Placerville. 530-621-6700; www.placervillepflag.org.

PFLAGBT (Parents, Friends, Families of Lesbians, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered) meets the third Monday of each month at the Federated Church on Thompson Way in Placerville.

The El Dorado Community Round Table on Human Rights meets the first Monday of each month at the Federated Church on Thompson Way in Placerville; call for time: 622-1368, www.edchumanrights.org.

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Volunteers & Donations Welcome * Local churches and community organizations as well as private citizens band together each year in conjunction with St. Patrick Church in Placerville and the El Dorado Food Coalition to bring a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone is invited to join the dinner itself (don't be alone on Thanksgiving Day!), help out or donate items or funds; call Ellie at 530-622-0373.

Snowline Hospice * You can become a Hospice volunteer. Snowline is searching for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteer positions include office work, delivery service, patient care and grief support. To serve patients and families in your community of El Dorado County, call 530-621-7820 for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needed are needed in the El Dorado County communities; children and youth are waiting to be matched with mentors. There are a number of ways you can get involved and contribute to the program. Be a mentor volunteer yourself. Be a "Friend" of Big Brothers Big Sisters by assisting with fundraisers and projects. Be a donor. Be a vehicle donor (autos, trucks, boats, RVs). Be a "Quality of Life" donor (no cost to you) when you as a customer of Raley's, Bel Air & Nob Hill present a card in which a fraction of the sale goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information: 530-626-1222 and www.mentors4youth.org

Office Volunteers Needed - The Salvation Army Service Unit serving the Western Slope of El Dorado County is looking for volunteers to assist in the office. The work involves serving the local REACH program, an emergency assistance program providing financial help for consumers facing energy crisis. Must be comfortable working with the public and willing to commit to a weekly or monthly schedule. For more information, call Patty Brooks, 916-563-3792, or the Dept. of Community Services, 530-621-6159.

Caregivers Needed - Are you interested in helping the elderly and disabled of our community? New local program is designed to help people remain in their own homes with the assistance of a caregiver referral resource network. Responsible, caring individuals to provide in-home care, occasional transportation, grocery shopping, cooking and light housekeeping. Applicants will need a vehicle, proof of insurance and a DMV printout. Experience desired but not necessary, personal references required. F/T or P/T - choose your hours. If you are interested in learning more, call Ruth at 530-621-6159 or Star at 621-6275.

Museum DocentsThe El Dorado County Historical Museum is prospecting for volunteers. Discover a golden opportunity by working as a docent in one of the country's most unique museums. Help people from across the county and around the world explore the rich history of El Dorado County. The museum exhibits history from the Gold Rush to the American migration West. Each year, thousands of visitors tour the museum, and the number is growing. The museum is located at 104 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Interested volunteers may stop by or call 621-5865. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 4 pm on Sunday.

Sponsors Needed The Volunteer Center of El Dorado County needs sponsors for its annual Chocolate Affair, in February. Monetary sponsorships and gift donations needed for auction, call 676-8356.

Tax Preparers The American Association of Retired Persons needs local volunteers to provide tax assistance to middle and low-income taxpayers from Feb. 1 to April 15. Volunteers will be trained in basic income tax preparation with an emphasis on issues affecting seniors. For more information, call Margaret Tyler at 622-0163.

Food Gatherers The El Dorado food Coalition seeks volunteers to assist them on a year-round basis to pick up food items from local grocery stores on a once a week basis. Training will be provided to anyone interested in offering their assistance. Call the Dept. of Community Services at 621-6159 for details.

Senior Crafters Wanted Crafters 60 years and older are invited to sell their crafts in the Gold Nugget gift Shop, located in the Senior Center lobby, 937 Spring St, Placerville. Handcrafted items made by senior citizens are sold Monday-Friday between 9:30am-1:30pm; Thursdays 10am-2pm. the gift shop is looking for new craft items to feature. Do you have a special talent but have never tried to sell your crafts, try featuring a sample of your work here. A portion of the proceeds is returned to the Senior Center. Stop in for a visit or call 621-6208. A gift shop volunteer will return your call.

Commodities Distributors Volunteers needed to help once a month with the commodities distribution facilitated by the Department of Community Services. Volunteers are needed to assist at the check-in desk and with packing products for carry out at several locations: Placerville Fairgrounds, Mt. Aukum Grange; Georgetown VFW Hall, South Lake Tahoe Resource Center. Call 530-621-6159, or Tahoe 573-3490.

Drivers The Senior Nutrition Program is looking for responsible adult volunteers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly in the Western Slope communities. Drivers are needed for routes in Placerville, Diamond Springs. Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. A delivery route takes about an hour to complete. Volunteers transport food in insulated food containers. Training is provided and mileage is reimbursed at 32 cents per mile. If you are interested in learning more, call 1-800-295-7779 or 530-621-6160.

OmbudsmenThe Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting volunteers for a 36-hour training that will certify volunteers to act as advocates on behalf of elderly residing in long term facilities in El Dorado County. There are more than 6,000 volunteers throughout the U.S. who carry on unrelenting efforts to make our nations' long-term care facilities safe and responsive to the needs of the 2.4 million residents who live in convalescent and board-and-care homes. The Ombudsmen also play an important role in detecting, reducing and preventing costly Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Call Kathryne Meyers, 530-621-6157 of the El Dorado County Department of Community Services.

Activity Assistants The Senior Day Care Center needs assistans to help with regularly scheduled activities during morning or afternnon hours. Assist with outcoor walks, reminiscing, cooking, needlework, art classes, sport activities, singing or dancing. If you are interested in learning more, call 530-621-6180.

Lunch Servers - Responsible adult volunteers are needed to serve lunch to senior citizens at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District site as well as in Shingle Springs and Placerville. Help is needed with the sign-in talbe. Kitchen assistants are needed on Fridays to help with the setup, service, cleanup of noon meals from about 11 am to 1:30 pm Call the Department of Community Services, 530-621-6160, 621-6159.

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