Sedgwick County Department on Aging (SCDoA), requests $47,932 for Kansas opportunity #2 in Sedgwick County Kansas to support 293 unduplicated volunteers with a sponsor match of $20,543. The Sedgwick County Department on Aging has been proud to have been the sponsor of the RSVP Volunteer program since 2004, looks forward to supporting this program once again in our community. The mission of SCDoA is to be the recognized leader in a collaborative assisting diverse populations of older adults and persons with physical disabilities to maintain their choice of lifestyle through education, advocacy and services. The SCDoA RSVP Volunteer Program will seek to primarily serve the older adult population. The SCDoA RSVP Volunteer Program will also continue to serve veterans and military families, and those who are economically disadvantaged.
Volunteers will help SCDoA address the primary focus area of healthy futures. The majority of volunteers in this focus area will provide older adults with independent living support. Outcomes will reflect increased social ties and improved social supports allowing recipients of volunteer services the ability to continue to live independently. Volunteers in this focus area will precipitate independent living by providing companionship, financial literacy, access to transportation, and food delivery. Volunteers will also provide information on health insurance and health benefits through the state SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program). Volunteer activities will take place in partnership with local non-profit agencies that provide in home meal delivery service, Medicare counseling, and in cooperation with the local Area Agency on Aging.
We look forward to continuing the relationship with the Corporation for National and Community Service.