Posts tagged Senior Companions

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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In a Small Town, Under a Big Sky

As we come to the close of Senior Corps Week 2014, we have one more story to share. Under the big sky of Missoula, Montana, Senior Corps volunteers in the RSVP, Senior Companion, and Foster Grandparent programs are coming together to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, help frail veterans and elderly stay independent, and provide one-on-one tutoring for kids. This is their story.

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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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Vets Helping Vets: WWII, Vietnam Vet Bond Over Shared Experience

World War II veteran Art Schultz lost his eye and his arm in the Normandy campaign, but never his joy for life. Steve Vradenburg, a Vietnam vet, serves as Art’s Senior Companion volunteer. Together, they have built a great friendship that makes all the difference.

It has been said that the strength of our communities is determined by how we help our most vulnerable citizens. For 40 years, Senior Companions have positively impacted thousands of lives. The friendship and interdependence between the client and Senior Companion is the bridge that keeps them both strong and connected to the community. This year, the Senior Corps Senior Companions program celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
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Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles

National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.

Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

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