Faith In Action In Red Wing Services
Volunteer drivers will transport individuals to local appointments. Requests must be made 2 days in advance of services, and rides will depend on availability of drivers.
Volunteers will visit individuals in their homes or place of residence. The purpose is to provide socialization, and reduce isolation and loneliness. Most visits are once a week.
In cooperation with the Red Wing Public Library volunteers will be matched with individuals unable to get to the library. They will pick-out books, deliver to individuals, and then return them. Timing is arranged with the receivers and the volunteers.
Volunteers will provide short-term (2 to 4 hours) relief for a caregiver. They do not provide care services, but a caring presence to relieve the caregiver to attend a support group, shop, or enjoy a personal activity.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
This is a peer support group that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Red Wing Area Senior Center.
ROAD TO RECOVERY
The only out-of-town transportation service provided by Faith In Action In Red Wing is for individuals receiving radiation treatments for cancer. FIA will co-ordinate with family, church, and public health in assuring the patient has adequate transportation from Red Wing to treatment at Minneapolis or Rochester.