Lyon County Department on Aging
An estimated 54 RSVP volunteers will serve in the Primary Focus area of Healthy Futures. 18 of these volunteers will serve under the category of Healthy Futures, Aging in Place, Food Delivery. They will deliver meals to the homebound through a network of 5 workstations, the Friendship Center and 4 Senior Centers throughout the county. Homebound people are either disabled or elderly people who are not able to leave their home. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday which comes out to 260 days a year. There will be 36 volunteers serving in the Primary Focus Area of Healthy Futures, Aging in Place, Companionship. These volunteers serve at 5 stations, the senior centers of Lyon County, and help with social activities and meals to increase the social support network for this vulnerable elderly population. These programs promote health and independence which prevent depression, social isolation and delaying entry into institutionalized care home.
At the end of the 12-month performance period, the volunteers under Food Delivery will have delivered meals to at least 160 people and according to a survey given to those that receive a meal, at least 40 people, of those that return the survey, will say that receiving the meal gives them a sense of social support. The volunteers under Companionship will have served at least 60 people who attend the senior center activities and of those that return a survey, 20 of them will state that attending the senior center activities provides them a sense of social support. The CNCS federal investment of $42,000 will be supplemented by $34,060 from Lyon County and the Department on Aging. The local contribution from the Lyon County Department on Aging comes from in-kind funding of office space, including utilities and office equipment, and county advolerum money.