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Seniors give back to their communities
Did you know that there is a national Senior Corps Organization (High Country RSVP) right here in Glenwood Springs that serves all of Garfield county?
Senior Corps, under the Corporation for National and Community Service, works in countless ways to make communities stronger. Throughout the country, Foster Grandparents are mentoring and tutoring students, Senior Companions are helping frail elderly remain in their own homes, and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) provides much-needed services, such as disaster relief, caring for the environment, supporting veterans and military families, stocking shelves at local food banks and libraries, Medicare counseling, and providing tax preparation services to low-income and elderly individuals.
We would like to thank our 200 senior volunteers (age 55+) for the thousands of hours of service that they perform as they give back to their communities. We would like to thank our donors and funders for supporting the important work that we do at RSVP: Colorado Mountain College, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Garfield County, Area Agency on Aging, Anschutz Family Foundation, Rifle Community Foundation, town of Carbondale, city of Glenwood Springs, town of New Castle, town of Parachute, Department of Regulatory Services, and Western CO Community Foundation.
If you would like to learn more about RSVP go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/senior-corps-week-2017 and please give us a call on how you can connect and contribute 970-947-8462.
High Country RSVP program director
High Country RSVP volunteer manager
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