Foster grandparent program assists low-income seniors

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 09:13 AM.

The Foster Grandparent Program of Elder Care Services currently has three openings for low-income seniors to participate in Gulf County/North Florida Child Development, Inc. The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is for healthy, active seniors age 55 and over. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week assisting friendship, guidance and care to children attending the North Florida Child Development Center. In return for their services, Foster Grandparents earn a modest tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, free accident/liability insurance, recognition, earns paid leave and participates in ongoing training. The monthly stipend earned by Foster Grandparents is not subject to any tax or considered as wages for the purpose of any public assistance.

Foster Grandparents typically help make our child care center a vital, harmonious and happy place for our babies and students.

Anyone interested in becoming a Foster Grandparents should contact program coordinator Gina Smith at 547-2511.

The Foster Grandparent Program is federally funded by the Corporation for National Service and sponsored by Elder Care Services, Inc., a United Way Agency.

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