Senior Corps volunteers honored

Senior Corps Week, through Friday, honors Senior Corps volunteers for “Making a Difference for Generations” and encourages more communities to harness the talent and skill of Americans ages 55 and over.

New Hampshire has a strong presence of volunteers ages 55 and over through three national Senior Corps programs — Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP. Making a difference in the lives of others everyday, 2,886 senior volunteers give back to New Hampshire communities through 562 service locations in the state.

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the Senior Corps Programs in New Hampshire wish to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55-plus to serve their communities. Senior Corps Week, which aligns with Older Americans Month, is one way to highlight the impact senior volunteers have in the state.

A significant priority for Seniors Corps programs is to impact the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength be engaging them in service activities and providing those with needs with assistance. Currently, there are a total of 400 veterans, of which 388 are RSVP volunteers, five are Foster Grandparents and seven are Senior Companions who serve over 130 veteran clients.

To learn more about Senior Corps programs, visit www.seniorcorps.gov or call toll free: 1-877-711-7787.

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