RSVP Lunch & Learn Close Up
The benefits of being an RSVP Northern Virginia volunteer are numerous.
You are sharing your time, experience, and talents to improve the lives of others. You get to meet other like-minded volunteers and make new friends.
What you might not know is that volunteering can help maintain your health!
According to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service on the health benefits of volunteering, "t
hose who engage in volunteer activities are less likely to suffer from ill health later in life and may be introduced into a positive reinforcing cycle of good health and future volunteering."
Thanks to a grant by Inova Health System, RSVP
Northern Virginia will hold two free Lunch & Learn programs in December on community service and the health benefits of volunteering for prospective and current RSVP volunteers.
They will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at the Fairlington Community Center in Arlington and on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Providence Community Center outside of Fairfax City. Both events start at noon and are free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
The December 11th event will also have a holiday season theme. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring a dozen of their favorite holiday cookies to share
Lorie Spears, CTRS, a recreation therapist with the InovaCares for Seniors™
will speak on the health benefits of volunteering and staying active at both Lunch & Learns.
The PACE Program is a comprehensive, coordinated healthcare program and adult day health service provided within the welcoming environment of its community-based center in Fairfax, VA. InovaCares for Seniors is the first comprehensive, coordinated care program in Northern Virginia preserving the independence of participants in the community.
At the Dec. 11th program, in addition to our special speaker, Patti Senft, Program Engagement Manager with Junior Achievement, will be on hand to discuss some of the fantastic RSVP volunteer opportunities available at JA in Central Fairfax.
Volunteers at both Lunch & Learns will have the opportunity to take part in a special holiday service project.