United Helpers: Independent Senior Living

Not Available for spring 2022

Community Mentor: 

Agency and Placement Location: 30 Sullivan Drive, Canton, NY 13617

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle from the regular fleet. *Contingent on its availability, students may also be able to reserve the CBL van. In order to utilize this form of transportation, students MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training. The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles. It is especially important that students understand the risks associated with carpooling. Carpooling should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted; when carpooling is necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission: According to their website, "Modeled after a grand Adirondack lodge in the St. Lawrence River Valley tradition, United Helpers Independent Senior Living provides an ideal balance between freedom and comfort in retirement. It offers the privacy of a one- or two-bedroom apartment, plus the warmth and security of community living."

Projects: Students will spend time visiting with residents during their coffee hour. Only available to BIO304CBL.

Agency Requirements: 

  • Application
  • FLU Shot

Website: https://www.unitedhelpers.org/services/independent-living/

More Information: Students choosing this site need to be self-directed.