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The Desire to Serve Makes Aging Meaningful
As adults age 60 and over become the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, it’s important to think about how can we provide opportunities to give them purpose during this new stage in their lives. After all, this cohort has much more to give considering the experience they have acquired over the years.  In an article titled “Making Aging Positive” on The Atlantic website, Linda P. Fried examines this issue and the benefits of programs such as Experience Corps, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP for the volunteers and the people they serve. Fried finds that these programs offer service and cross-generational opportunities that help create positive outcomes that are beneficial to many, addressing many social needs through life-changing relationships with schools, in communities, and with their contemporaries. Read the article and discover how a generation of leaders can show all of us how to serve. (Photo by Faith Gong/Volunteer Match)
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The Desire to Serve Makes Aging Meaningful

As adults age 60 and over become the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, it’s important to think about how can we provide opportunities to give them purpose during this new stage in their lives. After all, this cohort has much more to give considering the experience they have acquired over the years.  In an article titled “Making Aging Positive” on The Atlantic website, Linda P. Fried examines this issue and the benefits of programs such as Experience Corps, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP for the volunteers and the people they serve. Fried finds that these programs offer service and cross-generational opportunities that help create positive outcomes that are beneficial to many, addressing many social needs through life-changing relationships with schools, in communities, and with their contemporaries. Read the article and discover how a generation of leaders can show all of us how to serve. (Photo by Faith Gong/Volunteer Match)

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Texas RSVP Joins Fraud Fighters on Senior Medicare Patrol
Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow finds some everyday heroes in his latest dispatch about the Senior Medicare Patrol in Texas based on their work to stop Medicare fraud in the state. And RSVP volunteer Richard Hotinski, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and auditor of state agencies with 15 years of experience, was a natural fit for the project.
Medicare fraud costs the system $60 billion annually, and Senior Medicare Patrols are looking for red flags in bills that signal systematic abuses. During Senior Corps Week, we salute the RSVP programs and volunteers across the nation that are playing important roles in this effort to root out fraudulent claims. Hotinski performs his duties with an eye toward the future: “We all say we love our grandchildren. Well, we may enjoy Medicare, but they may not. We seniors can’t keep blowing wads and wads of money.”
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Texas RSVP Joins Fraud Fighters on Senior Medicare Patrol

Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow finds some everyday heroes in his latest dispatch about the Senior Medicare Patrol in Texas based on their work to stop Medicare fraud in the state. And RSVP volunteer Richard Hotinski, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and auditor of state agencies with 15 years of experience, was a natural fit for the project.

Medicare fraud costs the system $60 billion annually, and Senior Medicare Patrols are looking for red flags in bills that signal systematic abuses. During Senior Corps Week, we salute the RSVP programs and volunteers across the nation that are playing important roles in this effort to root out fraudulent claims. Hotinski performs his duties with an eye toward the future: “We all say we love our grandchildren. Well, we may enjoy Medicare, but they may not. We seniors can’t keep blowing wads and wads of money.”

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Senior Corps Week: Shining a Spotlight on Senior Corps Volunteers

Today marks the start of Senior Corps Week.  All this week we will shine the spotlight on the impact of Senior Corps volunteers.   Whether serving as Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, or RSVP volunteers, Senior Corps volunteers are using their lifetime of skills and experience to make a difference for generations.

To tell their story, we sent cameras across America to the small town of West, Texas, on to Missoula, Montana, and finally to New York City. The stories we captured show RSVP volunteers rebuilding a town, Foster Grandparents strengthening schools, and Senior Companions helping veterans and adults with disabilities. We will share these videos with you throughout the week, starting today with Senior Corps Making A Difference in New York.  Please share them with your network and join us in celebrating the value and impact of Senior Corps!

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