WENY News - Steuben Co Program Gets Seniors Community Involved

Steuben Co Program Gets Seniors Community Involved

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Steuben County organization that wants to get more seniors involved in the community wants to spread the word on the initiative. This might be the first time you're not seeing RSVP on a party invitation. As in this instance it stands for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The goal is to engage senior volunteers who serve the community.

From its humble beginning, it has now grown to over 400 volunteers. In total, all of those volunteers have given over one hundred thousand hours of service to the community according to the county office of the Aging. The office's director, Christine Towner, told WENY, "We do a lot of independent living services for older adults. We recruit volunteers to help with home delivered meals. Our volunteers will visit people in their homes just for companionship. We are also partnered with the Avoca Methodist Church Ramp Guys, who build no or low cost ramps to people in need."

And those are just a few options! They really work hard to provide plenty of different opportunities. Towner also said, "We offer almost 200 different volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to have someone come in, sit down with them, and help them find the volunteer service that they are the most passionate about."

If you think this program might be a good fit for you or someone close to you, please visit RSVP's homepage, https://www.steubencony.org/pages.asp?PGID=39. You can also give them a call at (607) 664-2298.

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