Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer Training Program scheduled

LAKE PLACID – Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Lake Placid on the mornings of Feb. 4 and 11 and in Tupper Lake on Feb. 18 and 25.

The training sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both mornings are required to complete the training.

New volunteers will join Mercy Care’s 90-plus Friendship Volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid who are helping elders stay connected to their communities. Anyone who is able to donate time to make elders’ lives a little happier, help them enjoy their community more or make things somewhat easier for them to live independently is asked to consider becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer.

Mercy Care’s success to date is a result of the kindness and generosity of its Friendship Volunteers and Volunteer Parish Nurses carrying out their errands of mercy to help their elder neighbors.

Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer Training Program is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To request registration information, contact Sheila Schneck at Mercy Care by calling 518-523-5583. Volunteers of all faiths are encouraged and invited to participate.

The mission of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is to extend mercy to elders living in the community in order to enhance the fullness of their lives.

Mercy Care can be reached at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946, by calling Donna Beal, executive director, at 523-5581, or by e-mail at For more information, visit Mercy Care’s website at