Senior Services Associates
RSVP New 2012 Relinquishment Funds Competition
Senior Services Associates, Inc. sponsors RSVP of McHenry and Kane Counties in Illinois, currently supporting 860 volunteers and reporting nearly 97,000 hours of service, a proven record of success for 25 years. We are applying to add Kendall County to our current program. Senior Services has provided multiple services to seniors age 60 and over in Kendall County as well as in Kane and McHenry Counties, some for nearly 40 years. Sponsoring RSVP in Kendall County is a logical extension of a thriving program.
Mission statement; Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for individuals 60 and over, the disabled and their caregivers by providing access to the social services they need. We are dedicated to preserving their independence, promoting mental and physical well being and protecting their rights and dignity. Our priority is keeping seniors safely in their own home as long as possible.
In support of the project, 130 RSVP volunteers will be recruited and we are requesting $78,000 in Federal Funds (9/30/12-3/31/14).
"Healthy Futures" -- Transportation by RSVP volunteers to supplement to available bus service. Food Security -- Volunteers will be assist at local food pantry, deliver meals to homebound, and assist at a congregate meal site. In-Home Care -- friendly visitors will be provided alleviating isolation. Health Education -- The following programs will be presented by trained facilitators along with RSVP volunteers at the local senior center: "Matter of Balance", "Chronic Disease Self Management Program", "Fit and Strong", and "Eating Better and Moving More".
Activity logs and satisfaction surveys will be conducted and will show evidence that through these Healthy Futures initiatives older adults will be afforded the opportunity to remain independent and in their own homes.
"Economic Opportunity" -- Tax Counseling -- RSVP volunteers will be recruited and trained to work under the AARP tax program. Through satisfaction surveys, low-income individuals will have tax returns completed by trained volunteers without errors saving them $75 or more.
"Community Priorities" -- TRIAD works to educate area seniors on issues of fraud, available benefits, and safety programs.