Multiple organizations offer assistance to the elderly in Park County. Two of them continue to grow to incorporate more people into the programs.
The Senior Companion Program, through the Rocky Mountain Development Council, is a Helena-based volunteer organization that assists free of charge elderly people who have difficulty getting around to day-to-day appointments, meals or shopping trips.
Anna Patterson, 82, is one of the two people involved with Senior Companions in the area. Patterson said she gives each person she assists a few hours of her time almost every day.