SPRING VALLEY
STAYING   PUT

(715) 778-5800

CARING, CONNECTING, CONTRIBUTING

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put?
‘Staying Put’ is an organization that offers an array of non-medical volunteer services to the community, in continuing the rural tradition of neighbors helping neighbors. There is no charge for services; personal payment of any form cannot be accepted. Donations are received only to the organization. ‘Staying Put’ operates and relies solely on donations and grant monies.

 
MISSION:
Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put's mission is … coordinating volunteers to help seniors and adults with disabilities to maintain their independence.

“Caring, Connecting, Contributing”     

Where is Staying Put located and what is the contact info?

‘Staying Put’ has an office downtown Spring Valley, housed within the First Bank of Baldwin/Spring Valley branch. It is the street-side space of that building, on McKay Ave. Our sign hangs from the front of the building.

Official address:
Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put, Inc.
P.O. Box 193, S312 McKay Avenue
Spring Valley WI 54767


Phone: (715) 778-5800
Email: spring.valley.ssp@gmail.com

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How long has the agency been in operation?
The idea was conceived in 2014, the agency was organized and developed in 2015, services launched in January of 2016. 

Are there employees?
There is currently only one employee, a ‘volunteer coordinator’ that handles general office administration tasks, all volunteer/client coordination, and various other responsibilities.

The board of directors is 100% volunteer at this time, as are all of the volunteers associated with the agency.

What are the services offered? Are there any costs or fees?
Services are:
Rides to local events, doctor, hair or other appointment, church, groceries, drug store, visiting a friend or care facilities, senior meals, etc., dance-day outings
Meals on Wheels delivery
Socialization opportunities/encouragement to engage isolated/ lonely
Visits or caring phone calls/companionship
Reading, playing games or cards
Light housekeeping or light yard work
Food preparation
A break for someone who takes care of a loved one
Being a walking buddy
Technical help

Small home repairs and maintenance
Pet care assistance
Special-events engagement
Resource referrals (for requests/needs outside Staying Put parameters)
BOOKS-to- GO: call SV Library 715-778- 4590 or Staying Put 715-778-5800
TECH WORKSHOP:  Must call for appointment - 715-778-5800

Clubs and Activities – call 715-778-5800 for information & to sign up
-Memory Café – meets every 2nd & 4th Tues. of the month/10:00-11:30 am
-Walking Group – meets Tuesdays and Thursdays – 12:30 pm
-Dance Club – meets to go dancing/one Wed. afternoon per month
-Victorian Tea Party – began in October/more to follow
-Social Sundays – winter schedule begins January of 2018
-Craft Circle – begins winter of 2018
-And more to come  ….

All services are 100% volunteer; there are no costs or fees other than paying one’s own cover charge at public places or events.

Volunteers cannot accept cash or gifts. Donations can only be made directly to Staying Put, but are NEVER REQUIRED.

How do I become a volunteer and what are the requirements?
Call (715) 778-5800 to ask questions, and for private or group orientation. There are no special requirements other than the desire to help others. There is no time or special commitment expectations. A little help is a lot of help!

Volunteers only perform services with which they are most comfortable and interested in doing. Assistance is always offered to a volunteer that desires to learn new skills or to try something different.

To protect both clients and volunteers, a simple background check is done on both volunteers and clients before services begin, and again annually.

Volunteers must provide a copy of their driver’s license (can be done at the office), and a copy of their automobile insurance page that confirms basics of the policy. Staying Put liability insurance is applicable to further protect the volunteer in the event of an incident.

What type of volunteering options are available?
Rides to local events, doctor, hair or other appointment, church, groceries, drug store, visiting a friend or care facilities, senior meals, etc., dance-day outings
Meals on Wheels delivery
Socialization opportunities/encouragement to engage the isolated and lonely
Visits or caring phone calls/companionship
Reading, playing games or cards
Light housekeeping or light yard work
Food preparation
A break for someone who takes care of a loved one
Being a walking buddy
Technical help
Pet care assistance
Special events engagement
Resource referrals (for requests/needs outside Staying Put parameters)
Office/administrative assistance
Board member

Who can become a client, and what is required? 
An elderly or disabled person in the Spring Valley community, generally the school district parameter, is qualified for services. It starts with a phone call to the office at (715) 778-5800. After a conversation, an intake visit is scheduled. A representative from Staying Put answers questions about services and becomes acquainted with the client, needs are determined, services can begin upon request.

What are the geographic parameters of service?
Generally speaking, clients served are in Spring Valley and the community surrounding, inside the Spring Valley School District parameters. There are certain exceptions.

How can I donate to the organization?
A donation can be made via PayPal, or by sending a check to the address below.

Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put, Inc.
P.O. Box 193, S312 McKay Street
Spring Valley WI 54767

  Phone:
(715) 778-5800

Email: spring.valley.ssp@gmail.com