Picente Announces 2nd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up October 23rd and 24th

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that once again the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will join forces to unite area youth with the elderly to deliver general yard cleanup services through their 2nd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up scheduled for Saturday October 23rd and Sunday October 24th. The initiative, which coincides with Make A Difference Day, is collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office of the Aging and Continuing Care, Oneida County colleges, school districts, youth organizations and merchants.

“Last October 330 youth volunteers throughout Oneida County raked and bagged leaves, swept porches and driveways and brought light refuse to the curb at 90 senior citizen households,” Picente said. “The annual Intergenerational Fall and Spring (every April) Clean-Ups deliver these much needed services to our Oneida County senior citizens who physically can no longer do the work themselves or being on a fixed income, can’t financially afford to have their yards cleaned for them.”
 
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!

Any senior interested in applying for the fall clean-up should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 798-5456.
 
The 3rd Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st 2011. Any youth, youth organization or club interested in volunteering for the spring clean-up should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 798-5027. Any senior interested in applying for the spring clean-up should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 798-5456.