Senior Programs of Santa Barbara
Senior Programs of Santa Barbara, Inc., has been an RSVP sponsor for 35 years. In serving the greater Santa Barbara community, SPSB has a corps of nearly 500 senior volunteers and partnerships with 50 nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies. SPSB is requesting a three-year grant of $65,768 per year to address the number one need reported by local seniors: To live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. SPSB will be channeling the bulk of its efforts into CNCS's Healthy Futures Focus Area through meals, transportation and other supportive services for independent living. Most of the other RSVP volunteers will be assisting disaster services, aiding young children, and tackling an array of community priorities. SPSB will be relying on the solid experience and expertise of its partner organizations to address the program's research needs, with the ultimate goal of supporting the independent living hopes of local seniors while enhancing their overall quality of life.