RSVP of NE Kansas Inc.
An anticipated 99 volunteers of the estimated 200 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve in the Primary Focus Area of Healthy Futures-Aging in Place. They will deliver home delivered meals; prepare, package, freeze and deliver frozen meals; provide transportation for errands and doctor's appointments to the elderly and disabled; and visit and/or make phone calls to shut-ins to ensure their ability to live independently in their homes. These activities will take place through a network of six volunteer work stations: Two nutrition sites and two Agencies' on Aging programs within Marshall and Washington Counties in Kansas, Marshall County's Freezer Meals for Seniors program and one Home Health agency. The primary focus area of this project is KANSAS Opportunity #5 -- Marshall and Washington Counties in Kansas. At the end of the three-year grant, a minimum of 55 elderly and/or disabled individuals will report an increase in social support by; 1) Receiving hot and frozen meals delivered to their homes; 2) transportation to medical appointments and other errands; 3) "Friendly Visits" by volunteers to monitor well-being. The CNCS federal investment of $44,555 will be supplemented by a minimum of $19,095 through local in-kind contributions, donations and fundraising activities.