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Wichita Senior Services Program Employs Older Workers

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Residents needing home repair, lawn service or personal care can request help through a senior services program in Wichita that employs older workers.

The program is called In-Home Support Services. Senior Employment Program Director Cherie Wenderott-Shields says the workers are 55 and older, and they go through a screening process.

“We've got handymen, we've got caregivers, we have housekeepers, cooks – anything that you can think of that a senior would request needing help in their home with,” Wenderott-Shields says.

She says the program helps to keep senior residents in their homes.

"So they’re not having to go to assisted living, independent care, nursing home types situations," Wenderott-Shields says. "It just depends on what the need is. Somebody might just need to go to the grocery store once a month, and I need someone to take me and help put the groceries up."

The focus of the services are for seniors, but the program is available to anyone.

For more information, please visit http://seniorservicesofwichita.org/in-home-support-services/ or contact Chester Green at 316-267-1771.


Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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