Elderly United of Springfield/Clark County
An estimated 141 RSVP volunteers will serve in the Primary Focus Ares of this program. They will deliver meals to homebound seniors, distribute food and free community meals to families and individuals of all ages, present education to those who receive food regarding access to food and good nutrition, provide socialization and companion programs to seniors with mental health concerns, and provide respite to hospice caregivers, all through a network of 17 volunteer sites such as food pantries, free community meal sites, the Meals on Wheels Program, Community Mercy Hospice, and Coordinated Assets and Resources for the Elderly (CARE) Division of United Senior Services. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the final 12-month performance period in this focus area, volunteers will have, during that period, provided increased social ties or perceived social support to 141 homebound or older adults with disabilities and to 61 caregivers of this population; and will have helped 714 members of families and individuals to achieve increased household food security. The CNCS federal investment of $59,326.00 will be supplemented by $41,343.00 of non-federal resources.