March 31, 2011
Picente Announces 3rd Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up April 30th and May 1st
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up will take place the weekend of Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The clean-up, collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care, Oneida County colleges, school districts and youth organizations recently won The Albany Guardian Society 2010 Great Ideas in Aging Community Based Program Award.
“For the 3rd consecutive April, youth volunteers throughout Oneida County will rake and bag leaves, sweep porches, sidewalks and driveways and bring light refuse to the curb for senior citizens who no longer can physically do the work or financially afford to have the work done for them,” Picente said. He added, “Our annual spring clean-up provides a much needed service preparing senior citizen’s yards for the spring and summer months. The interaction between the youth and seniors that’s associated with this initiative, has produced mutual respect for one another, strengthened our community and added to the quality of life in Oneida County.”
The clean-up services will be delivered between the hours of 10am and 2pm each day. The goal will be to deliver as many services as possible, depending on the number of volunteers and the number of volunteers in each specific area. There will be no rain date.
The 3rd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd. Any youth, youth organization or club interested in volunteering for the spring and/or fall clean-ups should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 798-5027. Any senior interested in applying for the spring and/or fall clean-ups should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 798-5456.