The Senior Hub Incorporated
The incumbent Adams/E. Arapahoe Colorado RSVP, sponsored by The Senior Hub, Inc. proposes to have an estimated 675 unduplicated volunteers serving in project activities in 77 volunteer stations. The volunteers will serve a mixed population including 450 K-12 students with literacy needs; an estimated 7500 individuals (2500) economically disadvantaged families requiring long-term assistance from food banks/food pantries and 300 others from community gardens; homebound older adults or persons with disabilities requiring food delivery (195), companionship (125) and transportation (120) to maintain their independence; 200 economically disadvantaged older adults requiring tutoring and assistance in preparing their taxes; 75 veterans requiring companionship services. They will assist the general population with programs to increase disaster preparedness (225 persons) and to increase the collection and recycling of recyclable materials (15 tons). In the Other Community Priority Area 200 volunteers (30%) will assist 37 volunteer stations with activities such as serving congregate meals; acting as docents in museums; providing volunteer clerical and receptionist assistance to participating stations; assisting hospital patients/families with information; serving on organizational boards of directors; and more. The Primary Focus Area will be Healthy Futures and include 5 of the 12 work plans in the areas of food delivery, transportation, companionship, food pantry support and developing/maintaining community gardens. In the Primary Focus Area 44% of the unduplicated volunteers and all of those in the 19% of unduplicated volunteers with outcome measures will serve. The anticipated outcomes will be: 145 Meals on Wheels clients; 90 clients receiving transportation services; and 95 clients receiving companionship services reporting feelings of increased social ties/social support and 225 persons receiving produce from community gardens reporting increased food security. The federal investment of $69,570 will be supplemented with $34,006 of non-federal resources.