Agency on Aging is the proud home to over 400 Senior Corps volunteers who have made the pledge to "work for the greatest good and use their lifetime of experiences to improve their country, their community, and themselves through service" as Senior Corps volunteers. During the week of May 18th, we joined programs from throughout the nation in saluting these amazing volunteers as part of Senior Corps Week!
Senior Corps Week is a time to salute volunteers from Foster Grandparent Program, RSVP, and Senior Companion Program, recognize community sponsors and partners, and communicate the impact of and on the lives of those who serve. In New Haven, Mayor Toni Harp issued a proclamation thanking our volunteers for their service and RSVP program manager Cherie Larson-Strucaly wrote each of her volunteers a note of appreciation.
Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions served over 150,000 hours last year, helping over 85 pre-K and elementary school students get ready for school and 94 frail older adults stay connected. RSVP volunteers serve in a wide range of roles, with an emphasis on both serving veterans and engaging them in continued service.
Multiple studies have shown that volunteering not only benefits the community but also the volunteer -- contributing towards a longer life, lower levels of disability, and higher levels of well-being. At AASCC our volunteers are supported through regular get-togethers and on-going training, proving it's never too late to learn!
The Agency on Aging is always looking for older adult volunteers who would like to get involved! Stipends are available and volunteers can select the role and time commitment that works best for their schedule. Contact the Volunteer and Training Department at email@example.com or visit www.aoascc.org/seniorcorps for more information today!