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LAWRENCE — Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is seeking volunteers for a number of activities related to helping elders in the Merrimack Valley. Volunteer are needed to:

* Drive elders to medical appointments.

* Work as companions for elders living alone and who may need help with daily tasks.

* Advise elders about health-insurance options.

* Advocate for nursing-home residents.

A mileage reimbursement is available. Orientation, training and ongoing support is provided. Call 800-892-0890, ext. 445, for more information or to offer your services.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is a private nonprofit agency that provides programs and services that help older people remain at home as long as possible. More than 20,000 elders throughout the 23 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley annually receive assistance from the programs offered by Elder Services.

Offices are centrally located at 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Call 800-892-0890 for more information on our programs and services, to receive assistance or to volunteer.