The week of May 16-20, 2016, commemorates Senior Corps Week, a national effort led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. government agency that administers Senior Corps.
Senior Corps connects Americans 55 and over with the people and organizations that need their volunteer services the most. Senior Corps helps them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Senior Corps programs operate in local communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Senior Corps Week celebrates the skills and experience Senior Corps volunteers contribute across the county through Senior Corps’ three programs – Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP.
Earlier this year, we wrote about these programs and how they serve others, as well as the benefits volunteering can bring to senior volunteers.