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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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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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