The We Read Stories program is a pilot program that resulted from a collaboration between Orphean Circus, Age Friendly Berkshires and the Medical Reserve Corps and Fairview Hospital that matches vetted volunteers with Seniors who would benefit from someone to check in with them and read them a story. All MRC Volunteers are screened, have had their background checked and have received both general and program-specific training. Under this program, MRC Volunteers will contact the Senior assigned to them to do a quick check in and then read them a 15-minute story once a week.
Councils on Aging have a very important role in the program because you best know the needs of the seniors in your community and also may know what seniors may be at risk of isolation and loneliness, especially during this time of COVID19. Please fill out this WRS REFERRAL FORM to let us know who’s day we can brighten through this special brand of service. Want to know more? Contact Carmela