Friday, October 4, 2013

Help at Senior Citizen Center

Darlene Hime would like a couple seniors to scotch guard dining room chairs at the Senior Citizen Center in Onawa. All supplies are furnished.  Last year, Colin Williams and Joe Deen did it and it took around 90 minutes. They received 2 hours credit.   Darlene's phone # is 423-1949.

Computer Help

Bob Nagel is 75 years old and just received a computer to stay in touch with his  children. He needs help in learning how to e-mail and general computer knowledge.  He will come to the school or meet with a student at the public library. His phone # is 433-1040.

Yard Work

Larry Sales would like help with some yard work.  His phone #  is 433-4142.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Food Distribution

Help with food distribution from Food 4 You - Sept. 26 at Evangelical Church - Onawa at 5:00pm - Unload truck and help carry food to cars for senior citizens. Students will earn 1 hour for community or individual requirement.

For further information contact Cindy or 420-1075. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Generation Connection Sparks Friendship

Matt Petsche & Sierra Richardson with Burtha Bryan
Another wonderful Generation Connection

Friday, November 30, 2012

About Generation Connection

Do you need a helping hand from time to time? Are you looking for ways to assist in your community? (and meet school community volunteer requirements?) Monona County ISU Extension & Outreach sponsered study circles in communities to explore opportunities and challenges to enhance to quality if lide of Iowans mid life and beyond. These studies found a need for intergenerational connections. West Monona School and ISU Extension and Outreach are working together to help make the Generation Connection. High school seniors can use the list to discover where help is needed and fulfill school service requirements. Special thanks to Siouxland Aging  Services for being a supporter of the Generation Connection Project.

Contact Cindy or Geri listed in this following brochure to request the following types of help:

  • Wash Car/ Clean Interior
  • Lawn raking
  • Yard clean up
  • Washing windows
  • Windows and Storm
  • Washing/ Hanging
  • Snow/ Ice removal
  • Lifting boxes/ Putting things away
  • Basic computer help
  • Special project
  • Spending time (talking, reading, games, puzzles, etc.)

Program Steps:

1.) All promote Generation Connections in the community.
2.) Invite 60+ seniors to call Geri or Cindy to request help- Geri and Cindy will complete intake form and forward to request to Mr.Moore for Mollie or Bridget to post on the on the website.
3.) High school seniors check website for requests posted.
4.) Contact Geri or Cindy (specified for that job) to offer help.
5.) Geri or Cindy will coordinate the date and time for the job.
6.) Student conducts the volunteer assistance.
7.) Student reports work done on form to Mr. Moore and reports any special needs observed to Barb.
8.) Geri or Cindy make follow-up call to determine satisfaction of job done.

Program Guidelines:

Assistance projects will relate to types on list or other special needs as negotiated.
Request may not be for labor, maybe for company or reading to or baking together, etc.
No on-going household cleaning.
No personal care.
No work on high ladders or on roof
No power tools
No driving or transporting person helping


Cindy Hitchman, Blencoe, at (712) 452-2249
Geri Johnson, Onawa, at (712) 433-2036