Mature Services, Inc.
An estimated 161 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will visit homebound seniors, including veterans, for companionship and support services, assist and support individuals and families at food pantry and distribution sites including the distribution of information on healthy eating and physical activity, provide assistance at immunization clinics, and provide facilitation at two evidence based programs including the Chronic Disease Self Management Program and a childhood obesity prevention program called the CATCH Kids Club. A network of more than twenty placement sites such as food pantries, church and faith based groups, local health departments, hospitals, health clinics, organizations serving the elderly and veterans and organizations serving youth will participate as RSVP stations. Examples include Mature Service, Inc., Area Agency on Aging, Good Neighbors, Veteran's Service Commission, Second Baptist Church Food Pantry, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Medina County Health Department. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year performance period, 25 volunteers will have provided services to more than 1,250 individuals who will have reported an increase in food security along with better knowledge of good nutrition in their household and 35 volunteers will have provided companionship support and services including meal delivery to 35 homebound older adults including veterans. Thirty five homebound individuals will report on their perceptions of increased social support.
The CNCS federal investment of $101,098 will be supplemented by $46,833.00 in non-federal resources.