Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
An estimated 120 RSVP volunteers will be engaged in service. They will provide information and counseling to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, conduct evidence-based health education programs and connect seniors to other community health education programs; provide caregiver respite, companionship and transportation services for frail and homebound adults; mentor disadvantaged children and youth; conduct computer training classes for seniors; recruit and train other volunteers; and build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Van Buren County through a network of at least 28 volunteer stations/placement sites such as the community action agency, elementary schools, senior centers, food banks, hospitals, libraries and more.
The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period: 38 caregivers of homebound or older adults will receive respite services; 100 homebound adults will receive transportation services for medical and social support services; 40 homebound older adults and younger persons with disabilities will receive companionship services; 1,200 older adults will receive Medicare/Medicaid counseling services and other health insurance information; and 300 seniors and younger adults with disabilities will receive evidence-based health education programming.
The CNCS federal investment of $74,338 will be supplemented by $28,911 of non-federal resources.