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SeniorCare Receives $60,791 in New Funding for RSVP Volunteer Program

Mar 4, 2020

SeniorCare Inc. today announced that they were awarded a $60,791 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS).

These funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS. Established in 1971, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. These volunteers have been a critical resource for nationwide response efforts—in everything from hunger prevention to natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy.

RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore has a corps of 350+ volunteers who support the community and SeniorCare’s mission while fostering healthy aging and keeping adults independent and safe as they age. Volunteers share their talents, skills and compassion for others while staying active, healthy and engaged, assisting in 13 cities and towns on the North Shore. They help by delivering Meals on Wheels, transporting elders to and from their medical appointment, providing elders with technology assistance, providing in-home assistance writing checks, balancing checkbooks and so much more. “Many local agencies, including SeniorCare, would simply not be able to offer the level of services available to so many people without the help from our volunteers, said Ruth Lindsay, RSVP Director with SeniorCare Inc. “Through their service, volunteers improve the quality of life for all of us in each of our communities.”

“By working with students, providing job training, and helping veterans transition into civilian life, volunteers age 55 and over are helping to transform the lives of the people they serve, ” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “Our communities need the talents and skills of all Americans as we continue moving this nation forward. The dedication of RSVP volunteers shows that service benefits not only organizations, but those who serve as well.”

This grant is one of 175 RSVP awards provided to volunteer organizations across the country to support senior volunteer activities in areas including education and veterans and military families.

Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation of National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than four million American of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Social Innovation Fund programs and leads President Obama’s call to service, United We Serve. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov.

About RSVP
RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation for Community Service (CNCS), and is locally sponsored by SeniorCare Inc. Established in 1971 by Congress, RSVP is the largest adult volunteer program in the nation, with over 650 chapters throughout the country. RSVP links volunteers age 55+ with non-profit and public agencies, helping to meet important community needs. We match a volunteer’s interests and skills with opportunities throughout the communities we serve. www.thevolunteerlink.org