Rockland County Council for Senior Citizens, Inc.

Foster Grandparent Program


P.O. Box 470 Whitman Building

Letchworth Village DDSO

Theills, N.Y. 10984


Phone (914) 947-2549

Fax (914) 947-1791


Hours of Operation

7:30 am to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer Service Hours

9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Office Hours




To provide volunteer opportunities for income eligible seniors, 60+, to work with the special needs children throughout Rockland County.



Louise Allmond, President

Rockland County Council for Senior Citizens, Inc.


Betty Meisler, Director

Foster Grandparents Program



Foster Grandparents volunteer 20 hours a week at 26 health and education related stations throughout Rockland County. They usually serve 4 hours a day 5 days a week. If they use school bus s transportation they work 5 hours a day for 4 days a week. They receive a noon-taxable stipend of $2.45 an hour to defray the cost of their volunteering. They receive assistance with transportation and meal daily, insurance while on assignment, education and training, annual physical and recognition for their valuable community service. They work one to one and/or in small groups with children with special needs, under supervision of a professional. The children receive extra attention to assist them in social, emotional, and academic development. The children may have a physical, mental, developmental disability, be economically, academically or socially disadvantaged. Many come from single parent homes, non-English speaking family, or families with a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse.






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