University of Northern Colorado
PART II -- SECTION A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Over the three years, the estimated number of volunteers will increase from 693 to approximately 750 as the new programs of Disaster Preparedness and the Weld county Veteran Stand Down and other programs for veterans are realized. They will serve in a network of 90 volunteer stations. Some of the service activities include serving congregate meals at senior and recreation centers; grocery shopping and delivering to home bound senior/disabled individuals, delivering meals as a part of Meal on Wheels, reading to young children in schools and working with veterans and their families in Weld County and assisting with Medicare questions and tax preparation. Stations include churches, day care programs for the elderly, museums, community agencies, hospitals and preschool programs and Weld County RSVP office.
The Primary focus area of the project is Healthy Futures. Health Futures includes congregate meals at senior centers, Meal on Wheels, and grocery shopping and delivery. At the end of three years, 370 volunteers will provide 63,000 congregate meals prepared at the University of Northern Colorado for 1200 seniors at 21 stations in Weld County. Weld County RSVP will have volunteers who will deliver 59,000 meals prepared at North Colorado Medical Center to 1600 clients throughout the county. Further, 80 volunteers will have shopped for and delivered 5100 grocery orders to 150 clients over three years.
The CNCS investment in the Weld county RSVP program of $66,059 will be supplemented with $20,000 kind dollars from the area Agency on Aging through the congregate meal program and by $8,600 of in- kind returned from indirect cost recovery from the University of Northern Colorado.