Goodwill Industries seeks volunteers guardians

Volunteers are being sought to aid older and disabled adults as Volunteer Guardians.

Volunteer guardians make health and welfare decisions and advocate for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves.

Participants will be trained and matched with an elderly or disabled adult to become their legal guardian.

Guardians will be appointed by the court after thorough screening and training.

Volunteer Guardian Services is provided by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin through a grant from the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services, 8600 Sheridan Road.

For more information on becoming a volunteer guardian, contact Lisa Koenen at 262-697-4675 or lisa.koenen@kenoshacounty.org.

For more information, go to http://www.kenoshacounty.org/212/Volunteer-Guardian-Services.

RSVP volunteers needed to serve as role models in Unified schools

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. is looking for volunteers for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Volunteers age 55 and older are needed to serve as mentors in Kenosha Unified schools.

Volunteers will spend 30 to 45 minutes per week meeting in school with a student who is in need of another positive role model in their life.

Those interested should call Rebecca Stevens at 262-658-3508, ext. 115, for more information.

Students invited to enter video contest

This summer, Kenosha County students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate in the “How Do You Help Your Community” video contest.

Entrants are encouraged to record a short video answering that very question, “How do you help your community?” The goal is to promote a healthy and positive community, in the words of our youth.

It is recommended that these videos be no longer than two minutes, although lengthier videos will not be disqualified.

Winners will receive prizes and will have their videos spotlighted on the Kenosha Life Initiative Health Families YouTube channel.

The deadline to submit videos is Sept. 6. An entry form, which must be submitted along with the video submission, is available here: http://bit.ly/KLIHFVideoContest.

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