A Message from the ReServe Team

Dear Friends of ReServe, 
In this issue of our newsletter, we highlight our recent tribute to ReServe's extraordinary Executive Director, Laura Traynor, who passed away this past December. Laura's legacy was incorporated into a new annual  Circle of Life Award honoring her incredible work within our Dementia Care Coaching Program. 

Moving forward without Laura has been an emotional journey. We have worked diligently to channel our grief and energy to uphold Laura's vision for ReServe. We thank all our community partners and ReServists for their ongoing support and kind words. We take great pride, now more than ever, in sharing our most recent accomplishments of ReServe in New York, New England, South Florida and San Francisco. 

Looking forward, 
The ReServe Team
ReServe On the Move

NEW YORK: ReServist, Dahlia Japhet, is now serving as the Clinical Coordinator of our Dementia Care Coaching (DCC) Program. To read more about Dahlia and the DCC, click here.
ReServist, Dr. Miguel Hernandez, was selected as Program Coordinator for DCC South Florida. Read more here.
NEW ENGLAND:  Click here to read about how busy last few months have been in New England!
ReServe's SF team hosted their 
Second Annual Work Matters Event & Luncheon with over 100 attendees, 15 resource tables staffed by local organizations, and a panel discussion with experts from the field of employment and gerontology. Click here to read more!
TEXAS: ReServe is actively exploring new partnerships with Easterseals of Central Texas and Easterseals of Northern Texas. Both organizations are new members of the Fedcap family. Click here to read more!
MID-ATLANTIC: ReServe has begun collaborating with a new Fedcap family agency, MVLE.  MVLE was founded to provide employment and support services for individuals with disabilities. Click here to learn more.
Making An Impact

  • Currently ReServists are serving in 541 positions across the nation - nearly 110  more than this time last year
  • We are fostering 144 Community Partnerships resulting in 193,519 hours worked by ReServists in the last 9 months
ReServist Spotlight

Sonya Kilgore is a ReServist who works at Single Stop. Sonya splits her time between supporting the enrollment Fedcap Home Health Aides and as the Office Assistant for Single Stop, an agency that helps people access critical resources to build economic stability.

Sonya leverages her work experience as a healthcare navigator to think creatively about potential outreach opportunities for Single Stop's SNAP project-an online tool which helps low-income families across the city of New York access critical food and nutrition.
ReServe in the News
We are pleased to report that ReServe has been showcased to the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) membership in their May/June edition. ANCOR is  a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,400 private community providers of services to people with disabilities.
Combined, ANCOR supports over one million individuals with disabilities and works to shape government policy and strengthen communities.

News & Events
Partnership with Single Stop USA
ReServe continues to partner with Single Stop USA on a "Start By Asking" campaign aimed at increasing the utilization of effective, but often underutilized poverty-fighting programs including, but not limited to, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To read more about this and how ReServe plans to expand its efforts on this project, click here
Celebration of the Laura Traynor Circle of Life Award
Last December, ReServe's Executive Director, Laura Traynor, lost her battle to cancer. On June 6th, we presented an award to ReServist, Cristina Pastor, who served diligently as a Dementia Care Coach. You can view a video and learn about Laura's legacy with ReServe here and to read more about the event, click here.  
ReServists visit Coconut Grove Rotary Club
On July 19, the Coconut Grove Rotary Club that meets weekly on Biscayne welcomed ReServe South Director Doreen LoCicero and Dementia Care Program Coordinator Dr. Miguel Hernandez as their guest speakers. Click here to read more.

ReServe New England Meet & Greet
On behalf of ReServe New England, we would like to express our gratitude to the nonprofit and community engagement professionals who came to share their philanthropic vision and programs with us at our Meet & Greet event in Boston. We hope you found this meeting informative and engaging.

A special thanks to our ReServe professionals who attended this event and shared how they dedicate their retirement time to great causes.

Thank you to our host organization, Community Work Services for the warm hospitality and breakfast.  We value your support and the selfless time & energy you contribute to the benefit of others!
September 25th - An Evening with David Lawrence, Jr
ReServe South Advisory Council Member David Lawrence is having a book launch, "An Evening with David Lawrence, Jr." on September 25
th  presented by Books & Books, moderated by ABC's senior reporter on politics and government, David Putney. Click here to learn more!
Department for the Aging (DFTA)
On May 7th, ReServe hosted a Breakfast Meet & Greet exclusively for our NYC DFTA agencies. To read more, click here!