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November 19, 2019

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Milestone of Senior Corp recognized

Sen. Sherrod Brown was one of many members of the US Senate who co-sponsored a resolution recognizing Senior Corps Volunteers for over 50,000,000 hours served in 2018 of direct service through more than 23,000 nonprofit, educational, and faith-based community groups nationwide.

Senior Corps is a network of national service programs for Americans 55 years and older, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement.

Senior Corps volunteers commit their time to address critical community needs including academic tutoring and mentoring, elderly care, disaster relief support, and more.

Senior Corps connects more than 200,000 Americans to service opportunities in their communities. Senior Corps volunteers use their acquired skills, knowledge, and experience to make a difference to individuals, non-profits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.

The Area Agency on Aging 3 utilizes the Retired Senior Volunteer Program through the Senior Corps. RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. They can use the skills and talents they learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within the communities served. The Area Agency on Aging 3 serve Allen, Auglaise, Putnam, Mercer, Hardin, Hancock, and Van Wert, while having services in an additional 7 counties.

“The hours that our volunteers put in are priceless, they do so much for AAA3, their communities, and other individuals,” RSVP Project Director, Miranda Ridenour said. “Older adults are a resource that are often overlooked but can bridge a gap that often needs filled when there are people in need. They often teach classes, make food box deliveries, and complete friendly visits to people who are homebound.