For Others and Themselves

Senior Volunteers in Action and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are two volunteer programs available through Aging & Independence Services (AIS) that provide opportunities for older adults to share their skills, contribute to their communities and, in the process, improve their physical and mental health. For more information, call the AIS Call Center at (800) 510-2020.

Comments from senior volunteers:

• “I appreciate the feeling of being needed and useful. The assignment gives me a purpose in life.”

• “I lost my wife of 50 years six months ago. I don’t know what I would have done without my RSVP family.”

• “It is an enriching program and makes me feel welcome because it fulfills a good feeling of being socially involved in a good group.”

• “The best parts are the service, the camaraderie and because I work at the beach twice a month, an extra 6 miles of walking for exercise.”