Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta
The Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia Inc., is a private non-profit 501 c 3 organization serving the 13-county Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The mission of the SCC is two-fold - to provide a diversity of services to senior adults and to enable them to apply their experience as a resource for meeting critical community needs. The SCC had been a leading provider of aging services since 1968 and has sponsored RSVP since 1981.
The SCC is requesting $33, 128 to mobilize 100 RSVP volunteers in the following Strategic Focus Areas:
Disaster Services --The Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, and Shepeard Community Blood Center are supported by volunteers that enhance the capacity of these organizations to prepare and respond to disasters. Disaster Services is the Primary Focus Area we will address.
Healthy Futures -- At local senior centers, volunteers will lead fitness classes and assist with congregate meals; at the Anvil House they will tend a community garden, providing fresh, seasonal vegetables and nutrition information to low-income female headed families. In area parks, volunteers will lead activities to get people to outdoors and active.
Economic Opportunity --The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a volunteer driven program providing education and assistance to potential small business owners to increase the success rate of the businesses
Environmental Stewardship -- Through the SCC, volunteers will conduct no-cost energy audits to senior citizens and offer suggestions to reduce their energy consumption costs.
Veteran's Services -- The VA Medical Center has identified veteran's living in rural CSRA that need transportation to medical appointments at the VA Medical Center in Augusta.
RSVP will measure impact primarily through participant surveys and from data collected from volunteer stations.