Senior Resources of Freeborn County
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities
Senior Resources of Freeborn County is applying to sponsor Southern Tri-County RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The original goal of Senior Resources, to provide seniors with services other than housing, has evolved 'to provide services to seniors and other persons of need that assist in their ability to be independent, active and a participating member of their community'. Some of these services include Family Caregiver Network, Guardianship Services, Ride/Chore Services and Senior Advocacy.
Senior Resources of Freeborn County requests $24,207 to work with 492 volunteers in Tri-County RSVP. It includes Freeborn, Faribault and Martin Minnesota Counties.
The primary focus area will be Healathy Futures with service categories will include food distribution, transportation services, tax consulting and tutoring, health education and elementary child literacy. These efforts focus on our need for healthy futures for independently living seniors and accessible economic opportunities.
Trained RSVP volunteers will incorporate education via the Simply Good Eating Program, Bone Builders, AARP Tax Aide Guides and Minnesota Reading Corps tutoring strategies. Outcomes for recipients and volunteers will show more socialization, better quality of life through improved food choices reducing obesity, increased exercise to strengthen bones/reduce falls and accuracy in tax payments.